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The Inky Awards

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All about my annual awards for youth literature – as chosen by teens:

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the longlist and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book.

The Awards are named after me, Inky - Inside a Dog mascot and all-round wonder-dog.

2018 Dates:

6-20 December 2017 :

Accepting submissions for the 2018 Inky Awards.
Please see the guidelines to check a book's eligibility.

1 March 2018:

Longlist announced

1 -26 March 2018:

Call for Inky Awards teen judges and the Shadow Judge programs

10 August 

Shortlist announced

10 August
- 17 September: 

Voting open

2 October :

Winners announced

Event at the State Library Victoria.

For more information on the Inky Awards process, please see the guidelines.

Sign up for the Centre for Youth Literature (Inky's minion team) to be reminded closer to each date.