THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR SUBMISSIONS
Awarded annually, the Thurber Prize for American Humor is the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects three finalists from seven or eight semi-finalists. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.
Previously held in New York City, the Thurber Prize returned to its hometown roots—Columbus, Ohio—in 2018. The three finalists are required to attend the awards ceremony in Columbus, Ohio. Guests are entertained during a spectacular evening of humor culminating with the announcement of the winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Submissions are NOT YET OPEN FOR THE 2019 Thurber Prize.
The Thurber Prize for American Humor is made possible by the Greater Columbus Arts Council
and an anonymous family fund of The Columbus Foundation.