Do you know any #YALit fans aged 12–20 with a love of words, a distinguishing eye and aspirations for literary criticism? We are in search of keen teenaged readers to become the 2014 Inky Awards judges. A panel of six judges will be selected to read the twenty longlisted Inky Awards titles and whittle them down to a shortlist of ten. Applications close Monday 14 April. MORE INFO HERE.
Three of last year’s judges (L-R) Harison, Sarah and Chris are pictured here at the 2013 Inky Awards.
I don’t often post as ‘me’, but I highly recommend applying for this position. You get to keep the books, and the Inky Awards and the judges are held in high regard. Go for it!
Proud as punch!
That was the reaction of Library Staff in the Gregory Fish Library when they found out this week that Year 9 student Joe Bosa had been successful in his application to be a judge for the 2012 Inky Awards, the only teenage literature awards in Australia which are voted upon by teenagers themselves.
Joe, a committed reader and avid member of the MGS Book Club since it was begun in 2010, is over the moon at having been selected! Regularly hovering around the library and always keen to have a chat about the latest good reads, Joe is a credit to both himself and Mentone Grammar!
This is the second year in a row that Mentone Grammar has had one of its students selected for the coveted role of Inky Awards Judge – a very impressive achievement! The increasingly strong interest by Mentone Grammar students in reading and literature is indeed commendable.
Read an interview with Joe – HERE.