Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature
The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature is a literary award and readership initiative established by CODE with the generous support of Canadian philanthropist William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation. The Burt Award is given annually to English-language literary works for Young Adults written by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors. Three prizes will be awarded: a First Prize of $12,000; a Second Prize of $8,000 and a Third Prize of $5,000. In addition, the publishers of each winning title will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies of each winning book for distribution to schools and libraries, and Friendship Centres that serve First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada. Eligible book publishers must submit books or manuscripts to the Canada Council for the Arts.