About the Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filking
The Pegasus Awards were founded to recognize and honor excellence in filking. The Awards are owned and presented annually at the Ohio Valley Filk Fest (or OVFF). All members of the filk community can nominate (and vote for) songs or individuals for the Awards. You do not need to be a member of the convention to participate in the nomination and voting process.
The Pegasus Awards have been in existence since 1984; and have been presented annually since 1986.
Operations for the Pegasus Awards are conducted by the Pegasus Committee, an international board of filkers who oversee this website, balloting, voting, and presentation of the annual Pegasus Awards Concert given at OVFF each year. The current Chairs (referred to as Evangelistas) of the Pegasus Committee are Erica Neely and Steve Macdonald.
The Pegasus Awards are presented in six categories: Best Song, Best Classic Filk Song, Best Performer, Best Writer/Composer, and 2 topical categories that vary from year to year. You can find a complete list of the categories that have been presented here.
There are three rounds of polling/balloting that take place in the year. These are:
Brainstorming Poll: Conducted from early November to early May each year. An individual can submit an unlimited number of Brainstorming Polls- the goal is to gather ideas of filkers and songs that have the respect of the community.
Nominating Ballot: Conducted from late May to the end of July each year. Only one Nominating Ballot can be submitted per person. The results of the Brainstorming Poll are published, and opinions are solicited for that year's Pegasus Nominees.
Final Ballot: Conducted in two phases- Online from mid-late August until just before the convention, and At-Con for approximately an hour immediately after the Pegasus Awards Concert. Only one Final Ballot is accepted per person.
Welcome to the Pegasus Awards. See who has been selected by you since 1984 to represent the best in filk. Submit a poll or ballot! If you have any questions or concerns about the information presented here, please send them to the Pegasus Committee.