- Short Name: Sturgeon Award Type Record # 41
- Full Name: Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
- Awarded For: Science fiction short story
- Awarded By: Panel of SF professionals
- Poll: No
- Covers more than just SF: No
- Webpages: Science Fiction Awards Database, Wikipedia-EN, www2.ku.edu
Note: Written Form Award (Short Story). The "Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award" is a juried award for the best science fiction short story. The award is in honor of science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, one of the great short story writers of SF in the Golden Age of SF (from 1939 through the 1950s). It was established in 1987 by James Gunn, Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas where Sturgeon lectured and taught. The award was established in collaboration with the heirs of Sturgeon including his widow Jayne Sturgeon and their children. The award is presented every year in conjunction with the Campbell award (best novel) during the Campbell Conference Awards Ceremony held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.