Thank you for the 4,800 suggestions you made to The Bobs 2015!
What happens next, you ask? It’ simple really: first comes patience, then comes inspiration.
Starting with the patience: Over the next few weeks our international jury will wade through everything you’ve sent in – all the websites, blogs, projects, media campaigns and initiatives – then compile a list of nominees in all the contest’s categories.
That’s going to take some time. And that’s why we decided to put a pretty cat picture at the top of the page. So that at least there’ll be something cute to look at if the list of finalists isn’t ready. Also, did you know there’s a Cat Theory of Digital Activism?
Once the list of finalists is ready on April 9, we’ll move on to the inspiration. Come back here then to see the list of finalists and check out some of the amazing work being doing around the world. With the help of an English description, a lot of the time you won’t even need to understand the language to get a feeling for a project’s goal or a campaign’s approach to changing the world.
Head to the ballot box
Be sure to give all the finalists a close look, because we’re counting on you to vote for your favorites and give out honors in the People’s Choice categories. You’ll have until May 3 to vote on everything from “People’s Choice for Arabic” to “People’s Choice for Ukrainian” (and the 12 other contest languages in between).
While you’re busy with that, our jury will get together on May 2 in Berlin to decide on the winners of the 2015 Jury Awards in the three multilingual categories. There will be some heady debate but, in the end, when the jury’s votes are counted it’ll be majority rules.
So don’t go anywhere – The Bobs 2015 are just warming up!
April 9 seem like a long way off ? Afraid you’ll forget to check back to see the finalists? We understand – follow us on Twitter and Facebook and we’ll be sure to let you know when the time to vote has come.