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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Update: the Inky Awards are changing!

State Library Victoria is making changes to programming across the whole library, to make it even better and available to more people.

All the Library’s programs are being reviewed – children’s, YA, adult and schools programming – the lot! Some programs will stay the same, some will change, some will stop, and some will be brand new programs launching over the next 12–18 months.

As part of this review, the Inky Awards won’t run in 2020 – instead the State Library will be looking for a way these much-loved awards can have a truly national platform that will reach more teens across Australia.

Founded in 2007, the Inky Awards are Australia’s only teen choice book awards. The Inky Awards give young adults across Australia the opportunity to vote for their favourite YA release of the year. The awards are divided into two categories: the Gold Inky for Australian fiction and the Silver Inky for international fiction.

It’s been 13 fantastic years of the Inkys so far, involving more than 100 wonderful teen judges and a host of amazing Australian and international authors. Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of it – watch this space to find out what’s next for Inky!