The Turtledove Awards for 2016 were held in January and February 2017.
This year saw the second move of managerial responsibilites in the awards' history, being the first year since 2008 when Glen didn't oversee the awards. SargentHawk was appointed the new caretaker after a discussion on the subject, and took to the role with gusto.
This year saw only minor changes to the established system. Most of them tweaks to make the rules less ambiguous and fairer, but the main changes consisted of new additions. Most of them were old-new, though, as several categories not used or thinned down in 2016 had made a slightly revamped comeback.
The only completely new categories in 2017 was the Best Election Game award and the Newcomer Award. The former expands the until-now three-category awards for Shared Worlds game genres. The latter is a smaller personal award akin to the Outstanding Achievements Award, but instead of veteran members, it is awarded to members who joined the board only recently (ca 1,5 years back), but have already left a good creative mark on AH.com.
(Timelines from the Pre-1900 and Post-1900 forums.)
Best Early 20th Century Timeline (“After 1900” Forum)
"Our Struggle": What If Hitler Had Been a Communist ? by The Red - award plaque
Best Finished Timeline (“Finished Timelines & Scenarios” Forum)
The Falcon Cannot Hear: The Second American Civil War 1937-1944 by Ephraim Ben Raphael - award plaque
(Timelines from the Future History and Alien Space Bats forums.)
(Stories from the Writer's Forum and short-format timelines from various forums.)
(Projects from the Shared Worlds forum.)
Best Shared Worlds RPG
Fortresses Over Europe: A "B-17 Queen of the Skies" Playthrough by Usili et al - award plaque
2017 Turtledove Award Suggestions for future Nominations - Thread for preliminary listing of ideas for the 2017 award nominations. Not for proper nominations, please see the nominations directory thread and its list of nominations threads instead.
2017 Turtledove Awards Introduction - A general look at the minor changes and additions effective from this contest year onward.
2017 Turtledove Awards Chat and Clarification (The Lounge) - The main discussion thread for the awards. Do not post nominations, seconds or corrections of the previous two things in this thread. There are separate threads for that (see below).
2017 Turtledove Awards Nominations Directory - Rather than a single nomination thread, this contest year introduces several nomination threads, all linked to from this single directory (similar to the voting thread directory that comes later).
2017 Turtledove Awards Poll Directory - Single directory collecting all voting polls.
2017 Turtledove Awards Winner Announcements, Acceptances, & Congratulations - The general thread for the results of this year's awards.