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Feb 15,2018

File 36954If you love reading, talking about books and debating what makes a great book, then apply now to be a 2018 Inky Awards Judge!

 What does an Inky Awards Judge do?

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Jan 29,2018

Nova Weetman is an author of both middle grade and young adult fiction books. Some of her works include The Haunting of Lily Frost, A Hot Cold Summer and Everything Is Changed.

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Nov 14,2017

Vivien recently made this comic about her experience as an Inky judge.


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Nov 13,2017

Aida created this video, which documents her journey through the mammoth reading process that is being an Inky Awards judge. Thanks, Aida!

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Nov 09,2017

Josh has shared with us this lovely, heartfelt piece of writing on his time as a judge. We thought the whole world should read it.

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Nov 08,2017

Brodie recently read a tonne of books for us in her time as an Inky judge. She also, in the end, figured out how to carry them all at once. We think.

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Nov 03,2017

Alex created this video on her time as an Inky judge. Thank you for all your hard work, Alex!

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Oct 02,2017

On 2 October we announced the winners of the 2017 Inky Awards in a ceremony at State Library Victoria. In attendance were four Inky judges who conducted the proceedings, as well as shortlisted authors Shivaun Plozza and Zana Fraillon.  Both Silver and Gold Inky Award winners take home an Inky Award trophy, and the winner of the Gold Inky also receives $2,000 in prize money.

The winners of the 2017 Inky Awards are...


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Gold Inky

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Sep 16,2017

Interview questions for Silver Inky shortlisted David Levithan and Nina LaCour, proudly provided by 16-year-old Inky Awards judge, Kellie. 

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What is your book about?

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