The 2011 Inkys Creative Reading Prize

inkys_for_webThe beauty of this prize is that the reader chooses the form of their entry!

Teens and readers alike are invited to submit a creative response to a book they love. It can be in ANY FORMAT THEY CHOOSE, but here are some ideas to get started:

  • write a short story using the characters/setting (feel free to add zombies)
  • make a video trailer or a machinima trailer
  • write a poem or a song
  • illustrate your favourite scene/character
  • sew a costume
  • make a model
  • create an art piece


A Sony Reader Touch, complete with some awesome e-book titles to read!

(if you win)

And there will be MANY runners-up who will get free books, book vouchers, and any other fun stuff we can find.

We’ll be posting our favourites here on the Dog as they come in.

Submit your entries to (or email a link to the YouTube/flickr/whatever page where your entry lives) and place ‘Creative Reading Prize’ in the subject line.


You can post your entry to:

Inkys Creative Reading Prize
Centre for Youth Literature
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Your entry MUST include:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your postal address
  • your age, and
  • the name of the book you are responding to.


You can be any age to submit, and there will be runners-up of all ages, but the Grand Prize can only be won by someone under 20.

Be as creative as possible.

You can enter as many times as you like.

We will put our favourite entries up on insideadog, unless you expressly tell us not to in your original submission.

The Prize will be judged by our panel of Inkys Judges.

Entries close on Friday 14 October, 2011.

Winners will be announced at the Inky Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 25 October.



  1. steve says:

    Who ended up winning? Can we see a link to thier submission?

  2. narmstrong says:

    Hi Steve,

    All winners from 2011 (in a weird set of coincidences) submitted their entry in physical format. We weren’t able to obtain a digital format for online perusal.

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