CODE's Burt Awards

First offered in Tanzania in 2008, the Burt Award is now offered in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Canada and the Caribbean and has resulted in the publication of nearly 200,000 copies of 75 new titles for young readers.

Sponsored by CODE and made possible by the generosity of William Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Award addresses an ongoing shortage of relevant, quality books for young people, while at the same time promoting a love of reading and learning at the middle and secondary school levels.

For more information regarding applications and deadlines for individual CODE's Burt Awards please visit the award pages listed below.

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CODE's Burt Award for African Literature

A literary prize that recognizes excellence in young adult fiction from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. More about the Burt Award for African Literature.

 

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CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature

This unique literary award recognizes excellence in First Nations, Inuit and Métis literature for youth and provides engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada. Learn about the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature.

 

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CODE's Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

The award is part of a unique global readership initiative aiming to provide youth with access to books they will enjoy and want to read. Learn more about the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature..

 

BURT AWARD NEWS

Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature AnnouncedSep 13, 2016A literary award and literacy initiative like no other. CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 4th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. ...read full article...
CODE’s International Literacy Day Annual Donor ReceptionSep 12, 2016An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017! More than 50 of CODE’s most loyal supporters braved the humidity last week to attend CODE’s annual donor reception. ...read full article...