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