2017 Inky Awards longlist (Centre for Youth Literature, State Library Victoria)

2017 Inky Awards longlist (Centre for Youth Literature, State Library Victoria)

Inky Awards

The annual Inky Awards are Australia’s teen choice book awards, with a high-quality shortlist selected by a youth panel and winners decided by a public vote for young adults aged 12-20.

The Inky Awards reflect the reading choices of young Australians, with an edgy, contemporary list that differs widely from adult-selected YA awards. The 10-title shortlist reflects Australian and international titles, with the Silver Inky awarded to the best book from overseas and the Gold Inky to a homegrown author.

Teens are put squarely to the front; a book award chosen by teens for teens. The longlist is nominated by our teen alumni, the shortlist is carefully selected by a teen judging panel, and the winner is selected by public teen vote.

Teen judges have appearance on the Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Perth Writers Festival, 3RRR radio, Radio National and ABC's Book Club.