For April I'm Blogging the Alphabet through YA Book Awards! Find out more Here!
Established in 1995, the Aurealis Awards recognize Australian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Chimaera Publications convenes a jury of at least three people to look over submissions and choose a finalist list. Another jury (I believe, the website is a little vague) chooses a winner from the finalists. Anyone can submit a work through the Aurealis website. There are a number of categories, and Young Adult has been one of them since the awards' inception. Children's Fiction is a more recent addition. Both of these categories cover works in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Young Adult has Novel and Short Fiction categories, and Children's Fiction has Picture Book and Children's Fiction (Middle Grade).
2011 YA Novel Finalists:
Shift by Em Bailey
Secrets of Carrick: Tantony by Ananda Braxton-‐Smith
The Shattering by Karen Healey
Black Glass by Meg Mundell
Only Ever Always by Penni Russon
2011 YA Short Story Finalists:
"Nation of the Night” by Sue Isle
"Finishing School” by Kathleen Jennings
"Seventy-Two Derwents” by Cate Kennedy
"One Window” by Martine Murray
"The Patrician” by Tansy Rayner Roberts