The winning title is awarded
and up to two finalists are awarded $2,000 CAD each.
Guaranteed purchase of up to
copies of each winning title!
of winning books have made their way to Caribbean youth.
Established by CODE with the generous support of Canadian philanthropist William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, in partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature is part of a unique global readership initiative aiming to provide youth with access to books they will enjoy and want to read.
The Award is given annually up to three English-language literary works for young adults (aged 12 through 18) written by Caribbean authors.
A First Prize of $10,000 CAD, and two finalists will be awarded $2,000 CAD each year to the winning authors.
The Caribbean publishers of each winning title will also receive a guaranteed purchase of up to 2,500 copies, ensuring that the books get into the hands of young people through schools, libraries and community organizations across the Caribbean. To date, more than 15,000 copies of winning books have made their way into the hands of Caribbean youth.
|CODE proudly announced the three shortlisted titles for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult LiteratureSep 20, 2018CODE proudly announced the three shortlisted titles for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature during the 2018 Turtle Island Reads launch event at McGill University, Montreal on September 19, 2018 during the......read full article...|
|Kinyanjui Kombani “the banker who writes” wins the 2018 CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult LiteratureAug 31, 2018Accra, Ghana and Ottawa, Canada, August 31, 2018 – CODE and the Ghana Book Trust proudly announce the winner, the honour book, and the finalists of the 2018 Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young...read full article...|