For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper through the use of its journalistic resources which, as well as reporting, may include editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics and online presentation, a gold medal.

For a distinguished book upon the history of the United States, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

For distinguished musical composition of significant dimension by an American that has had its first performance in the United States during the year, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

For a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

For a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

For a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

For a distinguished example of beat reporting characterized by sustained and knowledgeable coverage of a particular subject or activity, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).