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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.

2017 Dates:

20 November 2016 -
21 December 2016 :

Accepting submissions for the 2017 Inky Awards.
Please see the guidelines to check a book's eligibility.

23 February :

Longlist announced at Perth Writers Festival.

23 February
- 22 March:

Call for teen judges.

15 August 

Shortlist announced.

15 August
- 17 September: 

Voting opens!

2 October :

Winners announced. 

Event at the State Library Victoria 

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