Every year, there is an afternoon in late April when many newsrooms around the country are a bit tenser than usual, and journalists– including those at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News -- stay glued to their computers waiting as the results start trickling in. The results in question: that year's announcements of the Pulitzer Prizes.
While the bulk of the Pulitzers go to journalistic categories – 14 different categories of prizes -- the awards also honor the best in music, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, biography, history, and drama .
Winners of the prize in any category know they have reached a pinnacle of their career.
To celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer prize, and the achievements of all the winners, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com have joined with the Pennsylvania Humanties Council to mark this anniversary year with a special look at winners in all categories.
We searched out winners that hold claim to Pennsylvania; either as a birthplace or a place where they achieved an important part of their work.
Find the site here and sign up for our event. And if we've missed anyone, please let us know at the address provided on the site.