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OVERVIEW OF AWARDS
The Pulitzer Prize Plan of Award (pdf)
Please note: Brief planned downtime Friday, June 5.
Because of critical technology upgrades, the entry website will be intermittently unavailable between 7:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, June 5. Please plan ahead, and thank you for your patience as these upgrades are performed.
Books Guidelines (pdf)
Deadlines: 06/15/2015 and 10/01/2015
Submission deadlines 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 site is closed for journalism. The deadline was January 26, 2015. The site will reopen for new entries in December 2015.
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)