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The CNN iReport Awards are back!
We are thrilled to honor the best in participatory journalism in 2011 and to celebrate the unique personal perspectives the iReporters add to CNN's newsgathering.
In 2011, CNN approved almost 15,000 stories from iReporters all over the world. The iReport team gathered a small army of CNNers from across the network (who work with iReport every day) to help select the 36 nominees. The iReport Awards will be awarded for the six categories that represent the areas that make iReport special: Breaking News, Commentary, Original Reporting, Compelling Imagery, Interview and Personal Story.
We've put together an all-star panel of journalists, innovators and storytellers to judge the awards (meet the judges), and we want you to participate, too.
You can help select who is the Community Choice Award recipient by voting for the nominee that you feel best embodies CNN iReport in 2011.Beginning today, you can choose from any of the 36 nominees in the six categories and vote once every 24 hours until June 11. The iReport with the most votes will receive the Community Choice Award.
Now, here's where it gets really exciting -- we're thrilled that we'll announce the final award recipients during the first-ever iReport Award weekend June 22-24! The weekend-long event will feature in-person workshops and panel discussions at CNN's World Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with more details to come.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and a huge thank you to every iReporter for being a part of this adventure in newsgathering!
Congratulations to all the contenders from one of last years winners.