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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.

2015 Dates:

11 December 2014 -
22 January 2015 :

Accepting submissions for the 2015 Inky Awards.
Please see the guidelines to check a book's eligibility.

19 March :

Longlist announced at the Somerset Celebration of Literature.

20 March
- 7 April :

Call for teen judges.

24 August 

Shortlist announced at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

24 August
- 27 September : 

Voting opens!

13 October :

Winners announced.

Book now to attend the Inky Awards Ceremony, held by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library Victoria from 4.30pm. 

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