Story of the Year isn’t just a rock band, it’s a category that spotlights a popular geek story.

Whether it’s a huge event or a scientific breakthrough, Story of the Year honors a local headline that became a bigger story, drawing attention to Philadelphia’s thriving geek community.

The Nominees

Previous Winners

PONG on the Cira Cetner

PONG on the Cira Cetner

The story of PONG being played on the Cira Center swept national news, bringing the project and the city of Philadelphia into the media spotlight in a fun, exciting way.

From Polygon to MTV, PC Mag to the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal to NPR, Frank Lee’s hacked building made headlines everywhere.