Applications for the 2020 season will open in February next year.
If you are aged 12-18, love reading, talking about books and debating what makes a great book, then apply now to be an Inky Awards Judge!
To apply, complete the form below and upload your written or video application. Please note that written applications must not exceed 500 words (PDF preferred) and video applications should have a running time of no more than 3 minutes.
In your written/video application please address the following questions:
If you’re looking for tips on how to submit an AMAZING application, here’s 2015 judge Jordan’s video application, 2012 judge Elizabeth’s written application, and a video with some advice from 2013 judge Lily.
To be an Inky Judge you must be:
The selection panel will consist of State Library Victoria staff who have expertise in literature for young people and/or working with young people. To avoid a conflict of interest, State Library Victoria staff and their immediate families are not eligible to apply.
If we like your application, we will contact you via email to invite you to take part in a ‘face-to-face’ interview (via online video call). Interviews will be held March 11-15, so make sure you’re available and keep a close eye on your inbox!
Once the interviews are complete, we will contact all applicants via email to let you know the outcome of your application. The 2019 Inky Awards judges will be officially announced on Inside a Dog in late March.
Please note that if you are selected as an Inky Judge we may need your parent/guardian to sign a recording consent form to cover any speaking or media events.