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Congratulations to the 2016 Inky Awards shortlisted books - vote now!

File 34179Print your own poster of our 2016 longlist!

And you can make your copies of Inky-worthy books stand out with Inky Awards stickers.



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.

2016 Dates:

12 December 2015 -
18 January 2016 :

Accepting submissions for the 2016 Inky Awards.
Please see the guidelines to check a book's eligibility.

17 March :

Longlist announced.

27 February
- 28 March:

Call for teen judges.

16 August 

Shortlist announced.

16 August
- 18 September: 

Voting opens!

4 October :

Winners announced. 

Event at the State Library Victoria - book here.

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

Note: 2017 Inky Awards judge applications will open on March 6, 2017.