This year we are introducing a new component to the Inky Awards, as part of our soon to be launched Inside a Dog website. We’re offering teens (from anywhere in Australia with an decent internet signal) the opportunity to become one of our inaugural Shadow Judges.
This might suit you if you are interested in being an Inky Awards judge, and you especially love writing, but don’t think you’d be able to commit to reading the full twenty longlisted books as well as participate in the shortlist deliberations.
If 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?
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.
Vivien recently made this comic about her experience as an Inky judge.
Aida created this video, which documents her journey through the mammoth reading process that is being an Inky Awards judge. Thanks, Aida!
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.
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.
Alex created this video on her time as an Inky judge. Thank you for all your hard work, Alex!
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...