The nominations are still flooding in to find out which gadgets will be crowned the best of 2012, but we can now let you know who the elite judges will be for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012.

Rather than just let our team decide, this year - just like every year - we pick the best "top-tier" tech pundits in the industry who know what's what, to help us decide the winners.

Mark Prigg - Technology Editor, The Daily Mail online

David Phelan - Freelancer for The Sunday Times, Independent, and Time Out

Chris Davies - Editor, Slashgear

Matt Warman - Consumer Technology Editor, Daily Telegraph

Martin Stanford - Presenter, Sky TV

Lucy Hedges - Multimedia Editor, Stuff magazine and TV presenter

Mat Smith - Associate European Editor, Engadget

Stuart Miles - Founder and CEO, Pocket-lint

Chris Hall - Editor, Pocket-lint

Ian Morris - Reviews Editor, Pocket-lint

Once the nominations have been announced we will be locking the judges in a room until they have voted for the best of the best of 2012, based on Pocket-lint's stringent nomination procedure.

To be in with a chance of being nominated for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards the products must have been announced between December 2011 and December 2012 - meaning you won't find any old gadgets in our nominations.

Better still, the best thing about the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is that the latest products being announced still have a chance to be included as the cut off date for the nomination is 1 November 2012.

That makes the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards the most comprehensive gadget awards of the year, as we include all the gadgets released in the past year: the latest gadgets won't miss out because we've already had our Awards ceremony.

If you would like to nominate your favourite product then let us know via the comments below and we will take it into consideration, or email one of the Pocket-lint team.  

On Tuesday, 6 November, we will announce the nominations for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, letting you know the best gadgets available in this year's award categories.

The deadline for entries is Thursday, 1 November 2012.

The award winners will be announced in full on Pocket-lint in 29 November 2012

Good luck.