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This annual $10,000 award, made possible through the generous support of Eva Lohrer, seeks to recognize and celebrate the recent work of Pulitzer Center-affiliated freelance journalists who report on under-reported issues that affect us all. New this year, the runner-up will be awarded $5,000, again thanks to Eva Lohrer.

PLEASE NOTE: The work itself need not have been supported by the Pulitzer Center, just produced by current or former Pulitzer Center grantees or fellows.

Applications must be received in English. The Deadline is 11:59pm EST March 1, 2021.  Within a week of your submission, you should receive a confirmation of receipt.  

Please submit only one article/broadcast/multimedia story or series per person.  The person applying or nominated for the Breakthrough Award must be the lead reporter on the project.  

PLEASE NOTE: Stories can be in any language, but should be accompanied by a summary of the story in English (250 words maximum.) Please use the "entry description" section of the form to summarize the theme of the story, together with an assessment of its impact and reception.

Journalists with full-time staff positions are not eligible to apply.


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