Firstly, we launched the 2016 Inky Awards longlist. This youth literature award is selected, judged and voted on by teens for teens. Adults have no say. Why? Peer recommendations are the most common method for a teen to connect with and read a book.
We launched the longlist by putting teens to the front:
Applications for the teen judging positions are open until 28 March 2016.
Secondly, we shared a project we've been working on for months. Our Inky Awards Ambassador program. We've created four toolkits for different individuals in the youth literature sphere to learn more about the Inky Awards, how to engage authors (and pay them), devise activities and let the teens take the lead.
There are four toolkits, and they are absolutely free - check them out!