The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition.
"honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917"
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. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of these, each winner receives a certificate and a $10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.