The entry site has closed for the 2019 cycle. It will reopen for the 2020 cycle in December 2019.

Welcome to the entry site for The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism!

Each spring, Columbia University awards Pulitzer Prizes in 14 journalism categories. The winners are chosen by the Pulitzer Prize Board, which seeks to recognize journalistic excellence in eligible U.S. news organizations.

The Pulitzer Prize Board has expanded eligibility to magazines and their websites that publish regularly. In all cases, entries must adhere to the highest journalistic principles. Broadcast media and their websites are ineligible in all categories. Entries that involve collaboration between an eligible organization and ineligible media will be considered if the eligible organization does the preponderance of the work and publishes it at least simultaneously with the ineligible partner. (see the FAQ for other limitations on entry by partnership.)

For a list with definitions of the 14 prize categories, click here.
For a more detailed explanation of the rules, the recent changes and the FAQ on submitting an entry, click here.
For technical requirements, click here.


All entries must be submitted electronically. Submissions on paper are not accepted.

Entry deadline: Jan. 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Entry fee: $75 per entry - paid by credit card only (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover).

Click HERE for your guide to preparing and submitting an entry.