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Apr 25, 2018

NGC Bocas Lit Fest is one of the Caribbean’s largest and most well-respected literary festivals and it recently wrapped up its eighth successful year in Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, Port of Spain.


The 2018 Winning Titles

Imam Baksh wins the 2018 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Literature – once again!

Apr 25, 2018

The Bocas Lit Fest and CODE announced the winners of its fifth annual Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors, during the opening night of the 2018 NGC Bocas Lit Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


Finalists for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature Announced

Mar 26, 2018

CODE and NGC Bocas Lit Fest are proud to announce the finalists for the 5th Annual CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature. Finalists to be published and distributed to hundreds of schools, libraries, and community organizations across the Caribbean.


Scott Walter and Sandy Crawley signing agreement

Announcing the partnership between the NRC and CODE

Mar 19, 2018

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

Dec 18, 2017

CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature is now accepting submissions for the 2018 competition.


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

Nov 23, 2017

The 2017 winners of this unique literary award and literacy initiative were announced at the 5th Annual CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Ceremony on Thursday, November 23, 2017.


Meet the Authors

Nov 03, 2017

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


Burt Award for African Lit seal

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.


Burt Award FNIM seal

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.


Rick Wilks

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

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