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OVERVIEW OF AWARDS
The Pulitzer Prize Plan of Award (pdf)
Entry site closed for books.
Visit our online entry site to submit work in the Drama and Music competitions for 2014, covering work in calendar 2013. Entrants must provide entry information, upload entrant photographs and pay for entries by credit card. Actual entry material -- scripts and musical compositions -- must still be sent in hard-copy form to The Pulitzer Prize office via postal or other physical delivery. See guidelines for each category 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.
Entries must be submitted online. Entries on paper are no longer accepted. Payment of $50 entry fee is by credit card only.
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)