Like the “Teen Choice” awards, the Inky Awards began in 2007 as Austrailia’s national teen choice awards for young adult literature.
The Inky Awards are reader-lead literary prizes. Readers between the ages of 12-20 vote for their favorite books from a shortlist selected by a panel of teen judges from around Australia. Five Australian and five international books of young adult fiction are shortlisted and the books that attract the most reader votes online win.
To find out more about the winners, Will Kostakis and Julie Berry, and their thoughts on the awards, check out the State Library of Victoria website!