Here’s all you have to do:
- Newspaper journalism – write an amazing news story for a newspaper, like The New York Times or The Los Angeles Times that changes the way people think, makes them react or just expresses something that no one has adequately expressed before. Three examples this year are: Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, who won the investigative reporting prize for their work exposing a rogue police narcotics squad. Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who won for local reporting. Mary Chind, of The Des Moines Register, who won for breaking news photography. You could win a pulitzer, too!!
- Literature – be the first to write a poem, a set of poems, a real story, a fiction story or a book of poems like poet, Rae Armantrout, who wrote Versed, this year! Drumroll, you could win a pulitzer!
- Musical composition – create a song, a sonata, a signature series of songs like the symphonic arrangement created by Jennifer Higdon, who won the music prize for “Violin Concerto” this year! And what do you know you might win a pulitzer!
Winning a Pulitzer is like winning a Super Bowl ring or an Oscar. Winners get a cool certificate and some great cash. Plus, winners get their names etched in history forever as a Pullitzer-Winning Artist. It’s an amazing achievement.