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Pulitzer Prize Annual US awards presented for outstanding achievement in journalism, letters and music. The cost is met by the income from a trust fund left by Joseph Pulitzer to the trustees of Columbia University. The first prize was awarded in 1917. There are prizes for fiction, drama, US history, biography, poetry and musical composition.

Pulitzer Prize

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Pulitzer Prize. Prizes in Amer. journalism, letters, and mus. awarded since 1943 under will of the publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911). Administered by Columbia Univ., NY. Mus. prize (for comp.) incl. award of $500, and earlier a travelling scholarship of $1,500 was given to a student to enable him or her to study in Europe. Since 1970 mus. critics have been eligible for award for criticism.

Pulitzer Prize

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Pulitzer Prize an award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music, of which there are thirteen made each year. The Pulitzer Prizes were established by provisions in the will of the Hungarian-born American newspaper proprietor and editor Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911).

Pulitzer Prize

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Pu·litz·er Prize • n. an award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music. There are thirteen made each year.

Pulitzer Prizes

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PULITZER PRIZES

PULITZER PRIZES. SeePrizes and Awards: Pulitzer Prizes.