Ursa Major Awards publish 2021 nominees – GFTV Ch. 1 EIC: They deserve more attention

After months of public nominations, the Ursa Major Awards published 2021 nominees.

14 categories from fursuits to games and literature; five nominees each.

Furries can now place their votes for the nominees. Voting ends March 31.

Since their first awards ceremony in 2001, the Ursa Major Awards turns 21 this year. But as something that’s aimed at furry culture globally, not all furries know about it.

Coming thus far, what’s their next step in the community? Any potential in them? GFTV’s editor-in-chief for Channel 1 says yes, adding they deserve more attention around the world.

It’s that time of year again. The Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association presents the annual Ursa Major Awards, better known as the Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Award. 

The ALAA has been active since 2011 and began as the Awards Committee of the Confurence Group. It was founded on the initiative of Fred Patten, who is considered one of the founders of the Furry Culture.

The idea was to award a prize for outstanding work in Furry fandom, like the Hugo Award does in the science fiction domain. 

However, starting in 2003, it became apparent that the committee was limited by ConFurence. Therefore, the ALAA separated and became a stand-alone organisation in 2004 to broaden the scope.

If you look at the list of this year’s nominees, you can see that it succeeded in doing that, too.  Among the nominees for the best films you can find conventional producers like Disney, with “Raya and the Last Dragon” but also “Beastars” is among the list of candidates for anthropomorphic series.

Thus, it is not surprising to find certain candidates among the best websites, such as Furaffinity. In this way, the ALAA manages to connect well-known media houses with contributions from within Furry Culture, for example, by selecting candidates for Best Novel or Best Comic Strip.

Less fiction enthusiasts will also find a category of non-fiction candidates. And the magazine section provides a glimpse into the world of furry print media.

Overall, the long list of various categories and sections reads like a burning glass of Furry culture, just as one would expect in more mainstream organisations for the same purpose.

All of this comes with a fair amount of effort. 

Running the awards and selecting the candidates makes an important contribution to our society, just as volunteering is essential to any society.

Hardly anyone else would take the trouble to create burning glasses of culture through which you can see much more with little effort than you could on your own. 

And that’s why it’s clear to me: the Ursa Major Award deserves more attention. A work like this thoroughly deserves to be replicated by furry YouTubers and by all of us on social media. After all, we’re all part of the same culture that is advanced primarily by our small, everyday contributions.

Nylo El Lobo
Editor-in-chief, GFTV Channel 1 Intl.

大熊座奖发布2021提名者——兽视国际1台总编:他们应得更多关注

经过几个月的公开提名,大熊座奖公布了2021年的提名者。

14个类别,从兽装到游戏和文学;每个类别有五个提名者。

兽友们现在可以为为提名者投票了。投票于3月31日结束。

自2001年首次举行颁奖典礼以来,大熊座奖今年已经21岁了。但作为针对全球兽友们的东西,并不是所有的兽友们都知道它是什么。

到目前为止,他们在社区的下一步是什么?他们身上有什么潜力吗?国际兽视国际台的主编说是的,并补充说他们应该在全世界得到更多的关注。

又到了每年的这个时候。拟人化文学和艺术协会(ALAA)每年都会颁发大熊座奖,也就是所谓的年度拟人化文学和艺术奖。

ALAA自2011年开始活动,最初是Confurence集团的奖励委员会。它是在弗雷德-帕滕的倡议下成立的,他被认为是兽圈文化的创始人之一。

当时的想法是为兽圈中的杰出作品颁发奖项,就像在科幻小说领域的“雨果奖”所做的那样。

然而,从2003年开始,委员会显然受到了ConFurence的限制。因此,ALAA在2004年分离出来,成为一个独立的组织,扩大了范围。

如果你看一下今年的提名名单,你可以看到它也成功地做到了这一点。 在《最佳影片》的提名者中,你可以找到像迪斯尼这样的传统制片人,有《拉亚和最后的龙》。但《野兽》也在拟人化系列的候选名单中。

因此,在《最佳网站》中发现某些候选人并不奇怪,如Furaffinity。通过这种方式,ALAA设法将知名媒体公司与兽圈文化内部的贡献联系起来,例如,通过选择《最佳小说》或《最佳连环画》的候选。

小说爱好者还可以找到一个非小说类的候选。而杂志部分则提供了对兽圈印刷媒体世界的一瞥。

总的来说,各种类别和栏目的长长清单就像一个燃烧的兽圈文化的玻璃杯,就像人们在更多的主流组织中所期望的那样,具有相同的目的。

所有这些都伴随着相当多的努力。

管理奖项和挑选候选人对我们的社会做出了重要贡献,就像志愿服务对任何社会都是必不可少的。几乎没有人愿意花心思去创造燃烧的“文化眼镜”,通过它你可以用很少的努力看到比你自己更多的东西。

这就是为什么我很清楚:大熊座奖应该得到更多的关注。像这样的作品完全值得毛兽YouTube UP主和我们所有人在社交媒体上进行复制。毕竟,我们都是同个文化的一部分,而这种文化主要是通过我们的日常小贡献来推动的。

尼罗狼
兽视国际1台 总编

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