- For info on actual Hugo Awards awarded to Star Trek, see Hugo Award.
A Hugo Award was an 20th century award shaped like a rocket.
Writer Herbert Rossoff had a Hugo award, which as of 1953 he kept on his desk at Incredible Tales magazine. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")
The awards were first given out in September 1953, the year the episode was set, suggesting that Rosskoff had only recently gotten his, in the inaugural awards.
The "prop" was a real award, provided by Hugo award winner Rick Sternbach