All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide


  • Arts & Culture


We hear your catcalls for Sir Purr. And your pitches for Homer. And, yeah, Chubby weighs on our minds, too. But Hugo is the queen bee of Charlotte’s mascots. Cheryl Henson, daughter of Jim Henson, created Hugo in 1988 when the Hornets became the city’s first major professional franchise. He can do it all. Case in point: In September 2016, Hugo lined up in a mascot challenge during halftime of a Panthers game. He took a screen pass from Sir Purr near midfield, then darted through a zoo of defenders, past the outstretched arms of the Clemson Tiger and the Virginia Tech Hokie, for a 50-yard touchdown. Not bad for a basketball bee.


Mascot in 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2018
Pick: Editor's Pick
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