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Nov 03, 2017

Winners of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature in Trinidad and Tobago, November 9-13, 2017.


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CODE Announces the Winner of the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars

Sep 29, 2017

CODE is proud to announce the winner, the honour book, and the finalists for the 2017 Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: All-Stars. The National Book Development Council of Kenya in partnership with CODE hosted a fun-filled award ceremony for the authors and publishers in Nairobi on Sept 29.


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Shortlist for CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Literature Announced

Sep 24, 2017

CODE is proud to announce the shortlist for its 5th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Lit.


ANNOUNCING THE 2017 ALL-STARS SHORTLIST

Sep 08, 2017

CODE is delighted to announce its Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature shortlist. This first regional competition is dubbed the All-Stars edition because all of the first prize winners of CODE’s Burt Award in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania since 2009 are being considered for this grand prize.


Winners of CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Apr 27, 2017

CODE has announced the winners of its fourth annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors.


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Meet Rick Wilks - CODE Expert Volunteer

Apr 06, 2017

Rick Wilks, President/Co-Founder of Annick Press and CODE Expert Volunteer
At CODE we are so fortunate to work with some incredible volunteers. One of these amazing people is Rick Wilks.


CODE Announces New Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature

Mar 27, 2017

The multi-country grand prize to launch with a special “all stars” competition for past winners of the former Burt Award for African Literature
(Ottawa, March 27, 2017) — CODE is pleased to announce the details and call for submissions for a new multi-country literary prize called CODE’s Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature.


Finalists for CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Mar 22, 2017

Winning titles to be published and distributed to hundreds of schools, libraries, and community organizations across the Caribbean


Burt Award Winning Writer Augie Merasty Passes Away at 87

Feb 28, 2017

CODE is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joseph (Augie) Merasty, co-author of The Education of Augie Merasty – A Residential School Memoir – one of last year’s winning titles of CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature.


2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature Ceremony

Oct 24, 2016

Truth, Reconciliation and Hope powerful themes at this year’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature.


CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nation, Inuit and Métis Literature Winners Announced

Oct 13, 2016

A literary award and literacy initiative like no other


Winners of the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana honoured

Oct 03, 2016

Rattling in the Closet, Red Spectacles Knows and The Step Monster represent the diverse range of winning titles at the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana.


Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature Announced

Sep 13, 2016

A literary award and literacy initiative like no other


CODE’s International Literacy Day Annual Donor Reception

Sep 12, 2016

An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017!


CODE Celebrates National Aboriginal Day with Burt Award Announcement

Jun 21, 2016

We're excited to announce that this year, CODE’s 4th Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature ceremony will be hosted in collaboration withFirst Na


Debut novelist Tamika Gibson wins CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

May 02, 2016

Port of Spain, April 29, 2016 — CODE announced the winners of its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors, at the 2016 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


Burt Award for Caribbean spring events 2016

Apr 26, 2016

There is no shortage of #BurtAward activities taking place in the Caribbean this spring.


Celebrating the Winners of the 2015-16 Burt Award for African Literature

Apr 26, 2016

CODE congratulates the winners of the 2015/2016 Burt Award for African Literature!


Storytelling in teaching and learning for pupils

Mar 31, 2016

Editor's Note: This article was originally published March 30, 2016 by Tanzania's The Citizen www.thecitizen.co.tz


Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Mar 11, 2016

Thousands of copies of the winning titles to be distributed to Caribbean youth to promote love of reading.
Port of Spain, 11 March 2016 — CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors.


Ghanaian writers urged to make their contents available online

Dec 15, 2015

Editor's Note: This article was originally published December 8, 2015 on the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) website.


Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley win 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit literature

Oct 22, 2015

Indigenous authors celebrated before Vancouver audience comprised of hundreds of young people, educators and community leaders.


2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Winners Announced

Oct 14, 2015

Inspiring Indigenous Youth: Winners of the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Announced


Papillote Press to publish Burt Award winner: Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay

Oct 13, 2015

Papillote Press, the Bocas Lit Fest and CODE are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Gone to Drift by the award-winning Jamaican writer Diana McCaulay.


CODE Expresses Commitment to the TRC Calls to Action

Jun 04, 2015

In the wake of the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the publication of its findings, the Board of Directors of CODE and the CODE Foundation and associated staff wish to express their commitment to following the Calls to Action made by the Commission.


Guyanese Author Imam Baksh Wins CODE’s 2015 “Burt Award for Caribbean Literature” First Prize

May 01, 2015

The second year of winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of youth across the Caribbean region each year with access to exciting new titles were announced on May 1st.


Finalists for CODE’s 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Mar 04, 2015

CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.
The shortlisted titles are (in alphabetical order):
·         Children of the Spider by Imam Baksh, Guyana (manuscript to be published)
·         Putting Up a Resistance by Michael Cozier, Trinidad and Tobago (self-published book)


Persistence Rewarded for Winners of Inaugural Burt Award in Kenya

Jan 16, 2015

By Geoff Burt, Literary Prizes Foundation


A Burt in the hand

Jan 06, 2015

On Monday August 10th, we awarded the first winners of the Burt Award for African Literature during the opening gala of the Reading for All Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. All three shortlisted authors were present and the energy was high as story synopsis were read and the prizes were announced.

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