The Hugo Awards are a set of annual awards given for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first presented in 1953 and are named after Hugo Gernsback, a pioneer of science fiction. The Hugo Awards are organized and presented by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), and the winners are selected through a voting process by the members of the society. The award categories include best novel, novella, novelette, short story, graphic story, dramatic presentation, and various other categories related to science fiction and fantasy literature. Winning a Hugo Award is considered one of the highest honors in the field of science fiction and fantasy literature.