The Pulitzer Prizes site contains the complete list of Pulitzer Prize winners from 1917 (the first year the Prizes were awarded) to the present. The site also lists Nominated Finalists from 1980 (the first year finalists were announced) through the present.
The Pulitzer site also contains winning entries in the Journalism categories from 1995 through the present, and selected material from winners in the Letters, Drama and Music and Special Awards and Citations categories. Also included are biographies of winners from 1995 through the present and information on Board members and Nominating Jurors. Beginning with the 2013 Prizes, work of Nominated Finalists in the Journalism categories is also available.
In addition to this searchable content, the site provides entry information for the upcoming prizes, photos, press releases and contact information for the Pulitzer Prizes office.
If the timeline does not work, use the Go to year box in the left (blue) column.
Before 1948, the Fiction category was called Novel. Try searching for Novel.
Visit our How to Enter page. All entries must be made using our online entry system. Hard copies of books, plays and recordings must also be sent to the Pulitzer office. Journalism entries are uploaded to the site.
Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for the Prizes in Letters, Drama and Music (with the exception of the History category in Letters where the book must be a history of the United States but the author may be of any nationality). For the Journalism competition, entrants may be of any nationality but work must have appeared in a U.S. newspaper published at least once a week, on a newspaper's Web site or on an online news organization's Web site. (Please also see FAQ #11)
There are no set criteria for the judging of the Prizes. The definitions of each category (see How to Enter or Administration page) are the only guidelines. It is left up to the Nominating Juries and The Pulitzer Prize Board to determine exactly what makes a work "distinguished."
Check this link to the Administration page.
Check this link to the Administration page.
Self-published books are eligible. Books must be published in hardcover or paperback form. We do not accept books that have only been published digitally.
For distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year.
Entries must be based on material coming from a United States newspaper or news site that publishes at least weekly and adheres to the highest journalistic principles. Magazines and broadcast media, and their respective websites, are not eligible.
We accept entries made on behalf of authors who are deceased.
These photographs become part of our press packet if the entrant is selected as a Pulitzer Prize winner.
The Pulitzer Prize office does not retain rights to Pulitzer Prizewinning photographs. To get a copy of a photo, you must either contact the news organization or the photographer directly. There are a few books containing Pulitzer Prize photos: Moments: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs edited by Hal Buell (1999: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishing); Moments: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs edited by Sheryle and John Leekley (New York: Crown Publishers, 1982) and the catalog for "Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs" exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Corbis Photos owns the rights to this photograph.
ZUMA Press exclusively represents the rights to this photograph.
Photocopies of winning articles from before 1995 are available from Columbia University's Journalism Library for a fee.
They are available on the St. Petersburg Times Website.
Please see our Biography page for a biography of Joseph Pulitzer.
Gwendolyn Brooks was awarded the 1950 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for "Annie Allen."
According to The Plan of Award "If in any year all the competitors in any category shall fail to gain a majority vote of the Pulitzer Prize Board, the prize or prizes may be withheld."
The medal was designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French.
John F. Kennedy was awarded the 1957 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book "Profiles in Courage".
There are 21 Pulitzer categories. In 20 of those categories the winners receive a $10,000 cash award and a certificate. Only the winner in the Public Service category of the Journalism competition is awarded a gold medal. The Public Service prize is always awarded to a news organization, not an individual, although an individual may be named in the citation.
No, there is no logo for The Pulitzer Prize.
The Nobel Prizes are in no way affiliated with The Pulitzer Prizes. Please check the Nobel Prize Web Site for information.
The correct pronunciation is "PULL it sir."
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