It's been an exciting competition. Back in February we asked for your suggestions for the world's best blog, social media campaign and video channel – among others. And you came through with thousands of submissions.
Our jury narrowed the pack down to an impressive list of finalists in 17 categories and 11 languages.
Voting was opened to decide the winners of the User Prizes, and you were allowed to vote once a day. Jury members, on the other hand, had to sit at their computers and ponder which of each category's 11 finalists – all worthy of distinction – would get their vote for the BOBs highest honors: the Jury Award.
This year, after a passionate day of discussions, the jury bestowed the Best Blog award on A Tunisian Girl.
Writing bravely about repression and censorship in Tunisia long before the international media descended on the country during the tumultuous events of December 2010 and January 2011, Lina Ben Mhenni was praised by the jury for proving that a single moving voice can lead to major change. The certainty that she would also continue to track Tunisia's path – and stay true to her vision in the future – also left the jury members impressed.
Other Jury Award honors went to:
Best Use of Technology for Social Good: Rospil
Best Social Activism Campaign: We Are Khaled Said
Reporters Without Borders Award: Ciudad Juárez, en la sombra del narcotráfico
Special Topic Award for Human Rights: Migrant Rights in the Middle East
Best Video Channel: Stands With Fist
Click here to see them all
Our congratulations go out to all the Jury Award winners and the blogs and projects that claimed the User Prizes by receiving the most ballots in our online vote.
All of this year's Jury Award winners will be invited to accept their awards at a ceremony at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum on June 20.
Thank you for an interesting, exciting and successful competition.
Update: English press release
Thanks to Pete Prodoehl for the CC picture!