There are five nominees in each of the ten categories, except where there was a tie for fifth place. To be eligible, a work must have been released during the calendar year 2010; must include a non-human being given human attributes (anthropomorphic), which can be mental and/or physical; and must receive more than one nomination.
Best Motion Picture
Live-action or animated feature-length movies.
- Alpha and Omega
- How To Train Your Dragon
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
- Toy Story 3
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Best Dramatic Short Work or Series
TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.
- Adventure Time
- Foxy Bingo
- Orangina Naturally
- The Regular Show
- Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention
Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.
- Basecraft Cirrostratus by Justin Lamar
- Descent by Phil Geusz
- Otters In Space by Mary Lowd
- Save The Day by D. J. Fahl
- The Seventh Chakra by Kevin Frane
- Shadow of the Father by Kyell Gold
Best Short Fiction
Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.
- Bridges by Kyell Gold
- False Dawn by Kyell Gold
- Felis Ex Machina by E. O. Costello
- Gerty and the Doesn't-Smell-Like-a-Melon by Mary E. Lowd
- The Peculiar Quandary of Simon Canopus Artyle by Kevin Frane
Best Other Literary Work
Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books.
- Furpiled #4 By Leo Magna
- Different Worlds, Different Skins edited by Will A. Sanborn
- Iron Claw Bestiary by Chris Goodwin
- i.s.o. #1 by Vince Suzukawa
- Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
Best Graphic Story
Includes comic books and serialised online stories.
- Concession by Immelmann
- Furthia High by QuetzaDrake
- Cruelty by Rukis
- Lackadaisy by Tracy J. Butler
- Twokinds by Tom Fischbach
Best Comic Strip
Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.
- Broken Plot Device by Lis Boriss
- Faux Pas by Robert and Margaret Carspecken
- Little Tales by Genesis Eve Whitmore
- Housepets! by Rick Griffin
- Sandra and Woo by Powree and Oliver Knörzer
Professional magazines, amateur zines, fanzines, internet-only magazines.
- Anthropomorphic Dreams Podcast by Will A. Sanborn
- Heat published by Sofawolf
- New Fables edited by Tim Susman
- South Fur Lands edited by Bernard Doove
- Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe edited by Gene Breshears
Best Published Illustration
Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee table portfolios.
- Big Red: Lady Sings the Blues by Richard Bartrop
- Cenotaph by Susan Rankin-Pollard
- The Seventh Chakra by Kamui
- Shadow of the Father by Sara Palmer
- New Fables Summer 2010 by Mary Mouse
Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.
- Disney Epic Mickey
- Furry Basketball Association
- Rocket Knight
- Sam & Max: Season 3, Episode 1: The Penal Zone
- Sonic Colors
More formally known as the Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Awards, the Ursa Major Awards are presented annually for excellence in the furry arts. They are intended as Anthropomorphic (a.k.a. Furry) Fandom's equivalent of the Hugo Awards presented by the World Science Fiction Society, mystery fandom's Anthony Awards, horror fandom's Bram Stoker Awards, and so forth.
The Ursa Major Awards are administered by the Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association (ALAA), a membership organization dedicated to promoting anthropomorphic literature and arts. Discussions are ongoing to improve their effectiveness and expand their presence throughout furry fandom. All suggestions are invited via the Ursa Major Awards web site at http://ursamajorawards.org .