The messages - and the media - vary widely, and the outcomes are all over the map. Grand Rapids, Michigan stood up to Newsweek's labeling it a 'dying city.' Big brands debued products, charities raised awareness, and a guy named Byron pitched himself - he was looking for a job.
Take a minute and be inspired, awed, touched and amused by the Earnies finalists - and then cast your vote for your favorite (and good luck choosing!) These awards are crowdsourced - our audience will have the final say!