The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. The award in poetry was established in 1922.
Awards are made by majority vote of 17 Board members, but the Board is also empowered to vote 'no award,' or by three-fourths vote to select an entry that has not been nominated or to switch nominations among the categories. If the Board is dissatisfied with the nominations of any jury, it can ask the Administrator to consult with the chair to ascertain if there are other worthy entries.
Deliberations begin in the beginning of every calendar year and winners are typically announced in mid-April.
For further information please see The Pulitzer Prizes website.
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