Inky Awards Judges 2019
It’s that time of year again! A band of intrepid book-lovers are about to set off on an epic reading adventure!
Each year, we selected a small group of teens to help us whittle down our Inky awards longlist to a final shortlist. Once selected, this shortlist will be voted on by teens from around Australia to select our Gold and Silver Inky Awarded titles.
This year we received over 120 applications to be an Inky Judge! A huge thank you to everyone who applied, we were totally overwhelmed by how many incredibly sharp-minded, passionate readers there are out there. It was a terrifically difficult job to choose just seven judges from all those amazing applications. So difficult, in fact, that we chose eight instead!
Our 2019 Inky Awards Judges are:
Alisa, 14, from South Australia
Catalina, 12, from New South Wales
Fred, 12, from Victoria
Juliette, 14, from Queensland
Kiara, 13, from Victoria
Krisha, 14, from the ACT
Marlees, 15, from Queensland
Zitong, 13, from Victoria
Our judges will have to read all 20 longlisted books over the next three months, but they have to keep their thoughts and judgement secret until the shortlist is announced. Luckily, we have our Shadow Judges who will also be reading the longlisted books and posting reviews and responses over on their blog. We’re very excited to be running the Shadow Judges program again this year, and can’t wait to read their work!
Our 2019 Inky Awards Shadow Judges are:
Gryffyn from New South Wales
Imogen from Victoria
Isabella from Victoria
Mahalakshme from Victoria
Meenakshi from South Australia
Yanan from Victoria
Best of luck to our judges with the monumental task that lies ahead of them. For a reminder of the books they will be reading, check out the 2019 Inky Awards longlist.