Web Project of the Year recognizes amazing projects that beautifully combine design and technology.

By combining technology and smart design, these projects move, inspire and awe us. The Philly area is home to many talented people from small, one-person operations to large companies doing great things.

This work is done by the capable hands people in our community, for the community or the world at large through the wonders of the web. Web Project of the Year is here to recognize the impression the work they’ve done.

The Nominees

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<h2>Snow Shake</h2>
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Snow Shake


Allen & Gerritsen’s digital snow globe represented a lot more than just a simple web toy. Friends from around the country can interact with this digital web app that connects your smartphone to the website using no downloadable apps and your phone’s gyroscope. It’s a remarkable piece of web technology under the guise of a playful web gadget.

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<h2>Unlock Philly</h2>
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Unlock Philly


Unlock Philly is a website and app that uses open data and social media to map out accessibility in Philadelphia. Created by Code for Philly, Philadelphia’s chapter of Code for America, the project is led by civic hacker James Tyack, a King of Prussia software developer. You can learn more about it here, on the Unlock Philly website.

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<h2>Paperclips215</h2>
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Paperclips215


The team behind PaperClips215 seeks to catalog all the art happenings in Philadelphia, with the goal of being a one-stop source for everything visual art in the city. A great niche blog run by volunteers who are passionate about the Philly art scene, it’s a valuable resource that brings the art community together and calls attention to the cool projects they are creating. Visit their website and learn more about the arts community in Philadelphia.

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Built to give readers the ability to better understand and access public data while assisting journalist with reporting projects, Axis Philly does a great deal giving back to the community through online maps, graphics, and interactive online tools. A non-profit utility, Axis Philly gives back to the region by providing high quality, multidimensional public interest news and information.