About the CODE Burt Award
The CODE Burt Award is a literary award and readership initiative that recognizes excellent, engaging, and culturally relevant books in English for young adults (aged 12 through 18). The award program was established by CODE, a Canadian charitable organization that has been advancing literacy and learning for 59 years along with the generous support of William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation.
Here in Canada, the CODE Burt Award recognizes excellence in young adult books written, illustrated, and/or translated by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis creators. The Canadian program was developed in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami the Métis National Council, the National Association of Friendship Centres, Frontier College, GoodMinds, the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Canada Council, and our newest partner, the National Reading Campaign
As part of this program, CODE purchases up to 2,500 copies of each winning title and sends sets of these acclaimed books to schools, libraries, community centres, and Friendship Centres across the country. We want to thank you for your time and effort in ensuring these books make into the hands of young adult readers. Several publishers have created teacher resource guides to help you along the way, and we encourage you to incorporate these into reading programs, book clubs, library reading programs, and literacy programs.
For more information contact:
Program Manager, Literary Awards & Publishing
613-232-3569 or 1-800-661-2633 x 244
CODE and the National Reading Campaign (NRC) is pleased to announce that the NRC is the new adjudication partner for the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature program.
CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Now Receiving Submissions
CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature is now accepting submissions for the 2018 competition.
The 2017 winners of this unique literary award and literacy initiative were announced at the 5 th Annual CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Ceremony on Thursday, November 23, 2017 .