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The Bobs 2016 kick off on February 4


The Bobs Starting SoonNot much longer to wait now! From February 4 to March 3, we will be taking your suggestions for The Bobs 2016.

Submissions are open to anyone using the internet and don’t cost a single penny, but everything submitted to The Bobs has to be in one of the contest’s 14 languages (they’re Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian).

There are four multilingual categories at #thebobs16 – these are the places where projects from around the world compete for laurels as the winners of the Jury Award, handed out by an independent, international jury, and Users’ Award, whose winners will be decided in an online vote. Here are the four multilingual categories:

  • Social Change
  • Tech for Good
  • Arts and Culture
  • Citizen Journalism

There is also a Users’ Award waiting to honor one project or person in each of The Bobs’ languages.

And that’s not all! Deutsche Welle will again be handing out its Freedom of Speech Award as a special part of The Bobs.

All the winners of The Bobs 2016 will be announced in Berlin in early May. A ceremony for the winners of the Jury Awards and the Freedom of Speech Award will take place on June 14 in Bonn, Germany, as part of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

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