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Burt Award for Caribbean spring events 2016

Apr 26, 2016

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


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.


Burt Award Winning Title Musical Youth Donated to the Public Library of Antigua and Barbuda

Dec 08, 2014

Musical Youth, the title that placed second for the inaugural round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, will be enjoyed by young users of the Public Library of Antigua and Barbuda, thanks to a donation of 15 copies of the Young Adult novel written by local author Joanne C. Hillhouse.


Unique Global Program to Develop Love of Reading in Youth Gets Major Support

Sep 27, 2014

CODE announced today that the Literary Prizes Foundation has committed a total of $10M in support of its Burt Literary Awards, a global readership initiative and literary awards program aiming to give youth around the world access to engaging books they will want to read.


Monique Gray Smith Wins 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First Prize

Sep 27, 2014

The 2014 winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada with access to culturally-relevant, engaging books every year were announced on September 27th.


CODE Announces 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Finalists

Sep 03, 2014

Unique initiative spreads the joy of reading to Aboriginal youth with engaging books
In the lead up to International Literacy Day, CODE is proud to announce the 2014 finalists for its Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature.


Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Featured in First Nations Resource Magazine

Sep 02, 2014

First Nations Resource Magazine's Fall 2014 issue featured an article about the first year of the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Consult the issue here


Ready, set, read - Caribbean Beat Magazine, Issue 128

Jul 04, 2014

Caribbean Beat, the magazine of Caribbean Airlines, published an article about the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature in its most recent issue. Read it here.


Burt Award for Caribbean Literature 2015 Now Open for Submissions!

Jun 06, 2014

Submissions are now being accepted for the second round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature until 24 October 2014.
 


Jamaican Author A-dZiko Gegele Wins Burt Award for Caribbean Literature First Prize

Apr 24, 2014

Port-of-Spain,  April 25, 2014 −The first winners of a unique literary award that will provide thousands of youth across the Caribbean region with access to exciting new titles were announced on April 25th.


Submissions for the 2nd Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature are now being accepted!

Mar 21, 2014

Submissions for the 2nd Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature are now being accepted!
Eligible manuscripts and books published between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2014 must be submittedby publishers no later than 1 May 2014.


Finalists for Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Mar 17, 2014

CODE is proud to announce the finalists of its inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The shortlisted titles are:


CODE and Partners to Run Free Writing Workshops Across the Caribbean

Feb 18, 2014

The first in a series of annual free workshops for writers of fiction for young adults will be held in several locations across the Caribbean this spring as part of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature program.


7,500 culturally-relevant books distributed to Aboriginal youth through CODE's Burt Award

Jan 14, 2014

Thanks to CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, 7,500 copies of three books written by Aboriginal authors have been made available for free to Aboriginal youth across Canada.


Burt Award featured in OWL Magazine

Jan 02, 2014

OWL Magazine featured an article on CODE and the Burt Award for African Literature - Ethiopia in their Jan/Feb 2014 issue. The magazine for children ages 9 to 13 includes a section called World Watch, where they write each month about global issues.
Read the article here 


2013 Burt Award for African Literature — Kenya Winners Announced

Oct 11, 2013

The most recent winners of the Burt Award for African Literature — Kenya were announced in Nairobi on September 27th.
A crowd of over 100 people gathered for a ceremony recognizing excellence in literary works for young people in English.
Three winning authors received a total of $21,000CAD in prize money. They are:


Richard Wagamese Wins Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First Prize

Oct 02, 2013

Ottawa, October 2nd, 2013 −The first winners of a unique literary award that will provide thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada with access to culturally-relevant, engaging books were announced on October 2nd.


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

Sep 04, 2013

In the lead up to International Literacy Day, CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its inauguralBurt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature.
The shortlisted titles, selected by a jury composed of Canadian writers administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are (in alphabetical order):

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