The Bram Stoker Awards® Committee is pleased to announce a new Jury selection process! The opportunity to serve on a Bram Stoker Award Jury is open to Active, Affiliate, and in some cases, Academic members of the HWA. Jurors and Jury Chairs are selected by the Awards Committee. Going forward, this process will be streamlined through the membership database system, Wild Apricot.
We have added a new data section that appears in the accounts of all members in qualifying membership categories. This section includes three parts. The first asks members to note whether or not they’d like to participate on a Jury. The second requests members to note the top four awards categories they’d prefer to serve on. The third asks for the member’s qualifications as a juror (short bio).
As new members join, they will provide this information as part of the application process.
VERY IMPORTANT! For existing members, we ask all those who wish to serve on a Jury in 2019 to please log into their Wild Apricot account and complete this portion of their member record. If you do not provide this information via Wild Apricot, you will not be eligible to take part on a Jury for the 2019 awards year.
The Committee will review the submitted data, make selections, and contact jurors directly about taking part until all Jury positions are filled. Starting in 2019, we will be selecting jurors exclusively through this process, and if we don’t have your data in the system, we will be unable to consider you for the Jury selection process.
We hope this new process will improve efficiency, help preserve the integrity of the Bram Stoker Award Juries, and simplify things for our members. The Committee is deeply grateful to all those who take on the volunteer work of being a juror each year!
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