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The Inkys Creative Reading Prize 2011

Jul 08,2011
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The beauty of this prize is that ...YOU CHOOSE.  

Submit a creative response to a book you love. It can be in ANY FORMAT YOU CHOOSE, but here are some ideas to get you 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.

Be aware of the legality of copyright.  Refer to this page if you are confused about use of music / images / etc.  On this page you will find links to websites that contain music and images that you can legally use.

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.

Feb 13,2012
anonymous's picture

How soon will the details about the National Year of Reading Creative Reading prize be available?


Jan 31,2012
anonymous's picture

Is this competition being run this year?

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