The deadline is SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014 at midnight.
Entries in all 14 Journalism categories must be submitted electronically through our entry site. On the site you will find entry rules and step-by-step guidance on how to submit an entry. For a link and more details, please see the "How to enter" page where you will find the Plan of Award, journalism guidelines (with FAQ) and technical requirements. You will also find examples of acceptable entries.
The Pulitzer Board has refined guidelines for Editorial Writing entries and invited broader participation, especially among small and medium-size newspapers and news sites. "We want to hear your voices," Paul Tash, chair of the Pulitzer Board, wrote in a letter to potential entrants. (pdf)
Please note that a fee of $50 per entry must be paid by credit card. --12/06/2013
Entry forms in these categories must be submitted electronically using our Website. A $50 handling charge for each entry must also be paid electronically with a credit card.
Actual entry materials -- scripts and musical compositions -- must still be submitted in hard-copy form to the Pulitzer office via postal or other forms of physical delivery.--12/05/2013
Katherine Boo, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, and Gail Collins, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Boo, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, was a reporter at The Washington Post when her series on mistreatment of mentally challenged people in Washington, D.C., resulted in the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for The Post.
Collins joined the editorial board of The New York Times in 1995 and six years later became the first woman editor of The Times’ editorial page. -- 11/07/2013
Here is the video of six journalists who deconstructed their 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning work and shared their tips during an Oct. 22 seminar at the Columbia Journalism School. They told how their remarkable stories were waiting to be discovered. The topics and participants were:
Speeding off-duty cops imperil the public Sun Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, Public Service Prize, Sally Kestin and John MainesThe biggest oil spill you never heard of InsideClimate News, National Reporting Prize, Elizabeth McGowan and Lisa Song
Inside a deadly backcountry avalanche The New York Times, Feature Writing Prize, John Branch and Steve Duenes
Sheila Coronel, director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, moderated the program. -- 11/04/2013
Our expanded archive now includes articles and other entry material submitted by finalists for the 2013 Journalism Prizes.
Three finalists in each category are selected by separate Nominating Juries. The Pulitzer Prize Board chooses the winner from among the three finalists. The other two entries, not selected as Prize winners, are designated as Nominated Finalists.
Despite economic pressures and other stern challenges, the journalistic work of Pulitzer Prize winners is as strong as ever, the newly elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board said at the luncheon ceremony at Columbia University where the 2013 prizes in journalism, books, music and drama were presented.
Paul Tash, the chief executive of the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s largest newspaper, urged newspapers and other news organizations to persist in facing current problems, saying:
"The work may be difficult. The odds may be long. The challenges may be great. So what? Every day presents an opportunity for excellence, and the chance to do work that makes a great difference." 05/30/2013
Daniszewski became AP’s vice president and senior managing editor for international news in 2009 after three decades as a reporter, editor and correspondent who has been on assignment in more than 70 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.-- 05/01/2013
On April 15, 2013 Pulitzer Prizewinners in journalism and the arts from across the country jumped up and cheered in celebration.
At left, database specialist John Maines, investigative reporter Sally Kestin and the Sun Sentinel newsroom react to the news that the Sun Sentinal has won the Pulitzer for Public Service. Awarded for "Above the Law: Speeding Cops," a series about off-duty police officers endangering the lives of citizens by speeding, this is the newspaper's first ever Pulitzer win.
The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes in all categories were awarded at a luncheon ceremony at Columbia University in New York City on May 30, 2013.
"At 30, Shaw is the youngest-ever winner of the music Pulitzer. Shaw says she considers herself a musician first — and, in fact, Partita for 8 Voices was written for the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member.
"There's one moment in the piece that delivers on that name, where the sung music morphs into a mounting swell of cacophonous, indecipherable chatter." - NPR
Read this story, and more about Pulitzer celebrations, on our In the News page.
Watch a slide show of the hardworking Nominating Jurors in Journalism. Jurors met on February 22, 23 and 24 to read 1,081 journalism entries online. They worked in both the Pulitzer World Room (pictured right) and the Lecture Hall also located in Pulitzer Hall at Columbia University.
The jurors nominated three finalists in each category. Then The Pulitzer Prize Board made the final decisions. The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists were announced on April 15, 2013.
A prominent journalist, an honored playwright and the editor of a distinguished regional newspaper have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
They are Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper correspondent and nonfiction author, who is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine; Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama; and Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez, vice president and executive editor of The Miami Herald, which has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes in its history and was twice a Pulitzer finalist in recent years. -- 10/23/2012