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Pulitzer Prize

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noun
one of a group of annual prizes in journalism, literature, music, etc., established by Joseph Pulitzer: administered by Columbia University; first awarded 1917.
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What is the Pulitzer Prize?

The Pulitzer Prizes are annual prizes awarded for excellence in journalism, photojournalism, fiction and nonfiction books, drama, poetry, and music. Along with writers and artists, some prizes are also awarded to news publications. They are primarily awarded to U.S. citizens and U.S.-based publications.

The Pulitzer Prize is widely considered one of the most prestigious awards in these fields, especially for U.S. journalism.

The award is sometimes simply called the Pulitzer.

How is Pulitzer pronounced?

The correct pronunciation of Pulitzer is PULL-it-sur (not PYOOL-it-sur).

When is the Pulitzer Prize awarded?

The 2021 Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced on June 11, 2021.

The Pulitzer Prizes are most commonly announced in late May.

More information and context on the Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes were established through the 1904 will of Joseph Pulitzer, an influential Hungarian American journalist and publisher in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The prizes were first awarded in 1917.

Finalists and winners are chosen by the Pulitzer Prize Board and the announcement of the awards is administered by Columbia University. Judges on the prize committee include writers, editors, and publishers.

Though it is awarded in some of the same fields, the Nobel Prize is not affiliated with the Pulitzer Prize.

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How is the Pulitzer Prize discussed in real life?

The Pulitzer Prize is considered a highly prestigious award, especially in the field of U.S. journalism.

 

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British Dictionary definitions for Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer prize

noun
one of a group of prizes established by Joseph Pulitzer and awarded yearly since 1917 for excellence in American journalism, literature, and music
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