Awarded September 5, 1960 by Pittcon. The Hugo categories changed yet again, dropping to six categories — as P. Schuyler Miller explained, "for the simple reason that Ben Jason had six of the original Hugo rockets left and let us have them." Whatever the reason for choosing them, Pittcon's set of Hugos categories became the standard for a time.
Besides the six Hugos, Pittcon gave a special committee award to "Hugo Gernsback - The Father of Magazine Science Fiction". This was also a Hugo trophy — the prohibition against using the Hugo rocket for non-Hugos did not yet exist. (And we do not as yet have an explanation for the seven Hugo trophies which were apparently handed out and Miller's statement that there were only six rockets available.)
- 1960 Best Novel Hugo: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
- 1960 Best Short Fiction Hugo: "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
- 1960 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo: The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling
- 1960 Best Professional Magazine Hugo: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ed. by Robert P. Mills
- 1960 Best Professional Artist Hugo: Ed Emshwiller
- 1960 Best Fanzine Hugo: Cry of the Nameless ed. by F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby, Burnett Toskey and Wally Weber