Tuesday, March 15, 2011
And the CNN iReport Award winners are ...


CNN iReport's Lila King on Thursday announced the winners of the first-ever CNN iReport Awards. We are so proud of all of the nominees and are honored to have so many talented people in the CNN iReport community.


The winners are:


Breaking news: Michael Roberts (Early images of Deepwater Horizon fire)


Personal story: Faithe Chu (My escape from Vietnam)


Compelling imagery: Mugur Vărzariu (Abandon Valley)


Commentary: James Amerson (Dear Gulf, I'll miss you)


Original reporting: Percy von Lipinski (Bison as pet)


Interview: Tristan Macaraeg (16-year-old interviews classmate on living in foster care)


Community Choice Award: Samantha Bolton (Clearing cluster bombs on the Ho Chi Minh Trail)


Learn more about the winners here.


The iReport team also chose five Spirit Honorees, who have distinguished themselves for their positive attitude, willingness to try new things, promotion of the community and personal growth: Janie Lambert; Shari Atukorala; Omékongo Dibinga; Julio Ortiz-Teissonniere; and Sherbien Dacalanio.


2010 was a remarkable year for CNN iReport, and the winners of the CNN  iReport Awards demonstrate the depth and passion iReporters bring to every story. We congratulate the winners and thank the nominees and the 750,000 registered members of the CNN iReport community.

March 16, 2011
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Congrats to all the winners!!! Well deserved!


March 16, 2011
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Congratulations to Shari Ryn Sherbien and all the winners and seeitnow  thanks finally a recognition for so much work and so much time and money too¡¡¡

thanks CNN Staff

March 16, 2011
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And To Julio Sjunat muchos besos¡¡¡

March 16, 2011
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I wish Pixel won she deserves a great recognition,

she is one of the best iReporters CNN ireports have and her iReports are amazing,

Pixel I love you as my true friend forever thanks

March 16, 2011
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Congratulations to all the Winners and all the nominees too!!

March 16, 2011
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Congratulations ! Thank you for sharing the great reports.

March 16, 2011
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Congratulations to all the winners and nominees of the CNN ireport Award, and Congratulations to me as well !!!


On a more serious note, thanks you very much for the Spirit Award given to me by the ireport team.  I appreciate it very much, and hope to take part in more ireports from far away Sri Lanka, and try to keep my sleepy head up... at that ungodly hour of 1.30 a.m.

March 16, 2011
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congratulations to all the winners, especially to my fellow ireporter from the philippines, sherbien. we are all proud of you. let's continue to tell the world through cnn, good stories, and make the bad stories good.


March 16, 2011
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Congrats to all. This is how the globe becomes aware, and you are doing a great job. Have hope... and have faith.... for all.

March 17, 2011
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Very Interesting!

March 24, 2011
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thank you cnn ireport....

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