The Inky Awards 2012 Winners Announced

The Centre for Youth Literature is proud to announce the Inky Awards today.

Gold Inky (Australian book)

Shift by Em Bailey (published by Hardie Grant Egmont)

There were two things everyone knew about Miranda Vaile before she’d even arrived at our school. The first was that she had no parents – they were dead. And the second? They were dead because Miranda had killed them.

Silver Inky (International book)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (published by Penguin Group Australia).

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.


Between 27 August and 14 October, teenagers from around the nation voted for their favourite Inky Awards book. Voting was available online and, for the first time, in printed format, with special Inky Awards voting slips making their way into schools, libraries and bookstores.


There were several prizes announced in conjunction with the Inky Awards this year.

An Inside A Dog prize consisting of the shortlisted titles for the voters. The prize encouraged teens to vote for their favourite title for the Inky Awards. The entrants were required to be Inside A Dog users to be eligible. The winning Inside A Dog user can be viewed at

The second prize, for libraries, was the entire Inky Awards Longlisted titles. The competition asked schools and libraries to share how they were celebrating 2012 Inky Awards. The winning entries came from:

Wodonga Library

Casey-Cardina Library

The Read This! Creative Reading Prize as part of The National Year of Reading celebrated books for teenagers. There was a first, second and third prize for individuals or group submissions in each state. Entrants were asked to share their love of books in a creative way. The entries ranged from artwork, book trailers, reviews, short stories, cakes, board games, costumes and music, just to name a few. Winning entries can be viewed at

Inky Awards Merchandise

Medallion stickers for the Gold and Silver books have been produced. For inquiries on pricing and availability please email The Centre for Youth Literature at or call (03) 8664 7014.

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