Vote for your Favourite Australian Authors for 2017!

January 16, 2017

The time has come to VOTE IN THE FINALS for your Favourite Australian Author!

Two weeks ago, thousands of you took to social media to nominate your favourite Australian authors in Booktopia’s annual reader poll. Last week your top nominations faced off in a series of 5 Heats; your top 15 authors from each Heat are now ready to fight it out in this week’s Finals!

Vote in THE FINALS now! Voting is open until Friday, January 20 at 11:59pm (AEDT)
PRIZE: If you leave your name and contact details when voting, you’ll go into the draw to win a $1000 RRP book pack!

This is your last chance to champion your favourites and possibly crown them Australia’s Favourite Australian Author!

The poll closes on Friday, January 20 AT 11:59pm (AEDT). From Monday, January 23, we’ll start counting down your top 50 authors, unveiling 10 authors each day until the announcement of your top 10 favourites on Friday, January 27. To vote, you must enable cookies.

You may only vote for each author once. However, you may vote for as many authors as you like – we know you have more than one favourite!

How It Works

January 3-8: Nominations
Nominate your favourite Australian authors. You can nominate as many as you like, anyone who you think deserves recognition. Nominate them in 1 of 4 easy ways: Email us at, or tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, naming your favourites. Or use the hashtag #ausfaveauthor. The top nominations will make it through to the Heats.

January 9-15: The Heats (on now!)
The top nominations will be collated and split into Heats. Every day this week you’ll have the opportunity to vote for a new list of authors. Only the very best authors from each Heat will progress to the final round of voting.

This is where it gets extra fun! During the Heats, you can go into the running to win a splendid book pack valued at $1000 RRP! – all we need is your email address when you vote!

January 16-20: The Final Poll
The top 75 authors from the Heats will make it to this final poll. This will be your final chance to champion your favourite Australian authors. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Friday, 20th January 2017.

January 23-27: The Countdown Begins
From Monday, 23rd January we’ll countdown your top 50 authors, unveiling 10 authors each day, until…

January 27: The Announcement
Australia’s 10 favourite authors will be announced on Friday, 27th January! We’ll be profiling your top 10 authors and the books that have made them your favourites.

Terms & Conditions

Fill out the form above to vote for your favourite Australian author and you could win a book pack, valued at $1000 RRP!

1. You have from January 9th, 2017 12:00am until 11:59pm January 20th, 2017 to enter.
2. To enter, you must fill out your name, email address and contact phone number, and vote for your favourite Australian author.
2. You can vote in all five heats and in the final poll for a total of 6 entries to the prize.
4. Only entrants with Australian and New Zealand delivery addresses will be eligible to enter the competition.
5. The winner of the competition will be chosen at random and from the list of those who entered.
6. There is one prize available to be won.
7. The winner will be drawn on January 27th, 2017.
8. Entrants must also agree to the terms and conditions on this page.
9. Cookies on your browser must be enabled in order for you to vote.


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