In the United States will be named the winners of the Pulitzer prize in journalism and literature

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in fotobanka new York. Archival photoIn the United States will be named the winners of the Pulitzer prize in journalism and literature© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

Winners of the Pulitzer prize-2018, awarded for achievements in journalism and literature, will be announced at Columbia University in new York on Monday.

The ceremony will take place at 22.00 GMT at Columbia University and will be broadcast live on the awards website.

The names of the candidates for the award, according to the rules of the award will not be known until the announcement of the competition. Selection of nominees from among applicants for participation in the competition holds a special jury, the winner is determined by vote of the Board of Directors award. It includes 17 people — journalists, writers, University professors.

The winners this year will receive 15 thousand dollars, in the category «For service to society» will also be awarded a gold medal.

Under current rules, the Pulitzer prize for achievements in journalism notes the edition, and not the particular journalist, but the author of the article also indicated. Often the winners are already large and well-known publications, but the award recognizes, and local American Newspapers.

The award was established by the will and at the expense of the American journalist Joseph Pulitzer, the founder of the school of journalism at Columbia University. For the first time the award was presented in 1917. To apply for it in the literary category can only citizens of the United States. In journalistic categories of nationality does not matter, but the article should be published in an American periodical.

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