CNN.com's participation director, Lila King, revealed the winners of the inaugural iReport Awards this morning at the CNN Grill at the 2011 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals.
A team of producers selected 30 finalists from the more than 150,000 iReport submissions received in 2010. The iReport Awards honored some of the best in participatory journalism from 2010.
Winners were announced in the following categories:
Breaking News Coverage:
Michael Roberts – Early images of Gulfwater Horizon fire
Percy von Lipinski – Bison as pet
Compelling Imagery (Photos or Video):
Mugur Vărzariu – Abandon Valley
James Amerson – Dear Gulf, I'll miss you
Faithe Chu – My escape from Vietnam
Tristan Macaraeg – 16-year-old interviews classmate on living in foster care
iReport Spirit Awards:
For more information: http://CNNiReport.com/Awards