On August 17, 1903, the Pulitzer Prize was established in the United States - one of the most prestigious awards in the United States in literature, journalism, music, and theatre. The award is named after newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who donated money to Columbia University to establish the prize.
The award is presented annually to American citizens who have contributed significantly in one of the four categories: literature, journalism, music, or drama. The winner in each category receives a gold medal, and the overall winner receives a cash prize.
The award continues to be an important part of American culture, and is a testament to the talent and achievement of its citizens.