For over seven years, Rosalind Helfand has directed the Omega Sci-Fi Awards. This nonprofit program — which runs throughout the year — is an investment in the thinkers of tomorrow. High school students from across Los Angeles County write short science fiction stories to imagine creative solutions to our environmental and social challenges. And, writers from across the planet write sci-fi stories that explore feminist themes and diverse perspectives on humanity’s future. The Omega Sci-Fi Awards has become a groundbreaking thought incubator.
We are thrilled that in December 2021, The Roddenberry Foundation became a major funder of the awards. The Founder, Rod Roddenberry (son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry) says, “I, Rod Roddenberry on behalf of The Roddenberry Foundation, am honored to sponsor the Omega Sci-Fi Awards. The organization has made significant strides in providing opportunities for writers to share their art and I am impressed with their work and the impact the organization has made in the world of Sci-Fi.”
Submissions are now closed for this cycle’s awards but join us for the culminating readings of the finalists’ stories to be held on May 21 and 22, 2022.