Pulitzer Prize Facts
US Award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition
- Pulitzer Prize was instituted in 1917 by provisions in the will of American publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
- The Awards are administered by Columbia University in New York City.
- Pulitzer is pronounced "pull it sir."
- The winner of the Award receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award.
- The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.
- Music category was added in 1943.
- Non-fiction category was added in 1962.
- Starting 2012, all entries for the awards are to be submitted electronically.
- There is a $50 entry fee paid for each desired entry category of the award.
- Nelson Harding is the only person to have won a prize in two consecutive years.
- No single person has won awards for both the arts and letters category and the journalism category so far.
- For the 2014 awards, there are 21 categories and five fellowships.