Inky awards

From the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development‘s KnowledgeBank comes the following information:

Join us for the launch of the 2009 Inky Awards.

When: Thursday 20 August at 1.15pm

Where: Online in Elluminate. This event is free but you need to register. Sign up at

Who: This event will be great for teachers and students. If you’re a teacher who’d like to attend this event with your class and you’re not sure how, contact us and we can talk you through it.

There’s no other award in Australia that reflects what teenagers want to read, rather than what we tell them to read. The Inkys are international awards for teenage literature, voted for online by the readers of There are three awards: the Golden Inky for an Australian book; the Silver Inky for an international book, and the Creative Reading Prize, won by a young person for a creative response to a book they love, in any format they choose.

Join us for the launch of the 2009 Inkys and the announcement of the longlist. Featuring special guests, including authors and some of our teenage judges.

For more information – email

This event is free but you need to sign up – Sign up at-

Access is available for all Victorian teachers and their students.

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