Want to Be an Inky Awards Judge?
Yesterday I announced the 20 books that are rocking the 2014 Inky Awards longlist. But while the awards are named after me (oh gosh, you shouldn't have. Don't stop.) they are all about great books as chosen by you. To have your say about which books will make this year's shortlist, apply to be an Inky Awards Judge!
What does an Inky Awards Judge do?
- Reads all 20 longlisted books (which you get to keep), in the space of three months.
- Selects the shortlist of 10 books, in consultation with the other judges.
‘It was such an honour to be part of the 2013 panel of judges for the Inky Awards, and I’d ask all teenage book lovers to try out next year.’ – Michelle, 2013 Inky Awards Judge.
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Inky Awards Judge', telling me:
- Your details: name, age, what gender you identify as, what school you go to (if applicable), and which state/territory you live in;
- Your Inside a Dog username (if you have one);
- Why you want to be an Inky Awards Judge;
- Who your favourite author is, and why;
- How many books, on average, you read in a month.
You can either type your answers to the above, or if (like me) you love cameras, you can tell it to me in a video. (Please send any videos as an attachment in an email, or as a link to a central storage space – like dropbox.)
Get your applications in by 10amEST on Monday, 14 April!
The Small but Necessary Print:
If you send us a great application, you will be invited to the second-round – a "face-to-face" interview (via online video call).
If your application is successful, we will require written permission from your parent/guardian.
And you must be:
- 12 - 20 years of age. (If you are in year 12 at high school I ask that you seriously consider your ability to meet the intensive reading requirements – as well as your own study demands - prior to applying.)
- In Australia.
- Available in the week of 4 – 8 August to convene (online) with the other judges.
For some insight into what it's like to be a judge (plus some advice on how to apply!), here's a video from Lily, one of last year's Inky Awards Judges:
The successful applicants will be announced at the end of May.