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OVERVIEW OF AWARDS
The Pulitzer Prize Plan of Award (pdf)
The entry deadline for Books was October 1, 2013 and the deadline for Drama and Music was December 31, 2013. The online entry site is now closed. The site will open for new entries in mid-May 2014. Guidelines for each category are below.
Books Guidelines (pdf)
Submission deadline and requirements for the prizes in Books.
Drama Guidelines (pdf)
Submission deadline and requirements for the prize in Drama.
Music Guidelines (pdf)
Submission deadline and requirements for the prize in Music.
The entry deadline for Journalism was January 25, 2014 and the online entry site is now closed.
Entries must be submitted online. Entries on paper are no longer accepted. Payment of $50 entry fee is by credit card only. See FAQ 11 for information on eligibility.
Journalism guidelines/FAQ (pdf)
Detailed explanation of the rules.
Technical requirements (pdf)
Details on PDFs, video and other elements.
Adapted from past entries, these examples illustrate readability. The Washington Post example also demonstrates how the original play of the story can be shown before it is reformatted into a one-column-wide PDF. The ProPublica example shows how an online site's text story should be reformatted, in this case as one-column-wide PDF.
Press release: Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism move to all-digital entry system. (11/30/2011)