The Robert E. Howard Foundation has just announced The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards for REH scholarship. These awards will pick-up where The Cimmerian Awards left off when Leo Grin ceased publication of The Cimmerian journal at the end of 2008. This first year the Foundation will sponsor the awards, we will get a “two-fer.” Awards for both 2008 and 2009 will be awarded. The actual awards will be based on the categories Leo created for The Cimmerian Awards.
Voting will be limited to members of the Foundation, with Supporting Members allotted 10 votes for each nominee they wish to vote for, Friends of REH getting 20 votes and Legacy Circle Members receiving 30 votes. As was the case with The Cimmerian Awards, the Foundation’s awards will be given out each year during the annual Howard Days celebration, which is held the second weekend of June.
You can find a list of nominees for 2008 and 2009, along with voting instructions at the Foundation’s website.