The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are now in their 13th year, coming together annually to celebrate everything great about gadgets and tech.

We're kicking off things a little earlier this year with a bigger, bolder, and even better plans for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards.

Each year, the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards looks to reward those devices that are the best in class throughout the year, and the rules are simple: firstly, we have to have seen and used the device in question; secondly, it has to have been launched since the close of the 2015 Awards in November. 

That's where you come in. We need to know what you think are the best phones, cameras, cars, televisions, and gadgets of 2016 have been, so we can make sure we get them in for review to be considered for an award.

Today marks the start of that journey.

The deadline for all nominations for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards longlist is 21 September, with the shortlist being announced on 11 October before we move into the voting stages of the awards.

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This year there are 15 categories in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards plus the coveted Product of the Year 2016 award. 

Those categories are:

•  Best game

•  Best camera

•  Best phone

•  Best tablet / 2-in-1

•  Best laptop 

•  Best home entertainment device

•  Best headphones

•  Best TV

•  Best smarthome device

•  Best speaker

•  Best VR Device (inc 360 cameras)

•  Best fitness gadget

•  Best smartwatch

•  Best car

We then have a final category for the Product of the Year, the highest honour reserved for the device that's had the biggest impact in 2016.

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All you have to do is contact us through the normal channels via email, Twitter, or Facebook, or nominate your favourite gadgets via our nomination form on our Pocket-lint Gadget Awards mini-site.

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on the 23 November at Shoreditch Town Hall.

We will be confirming further details, like the elite panel of judges, longlist nominations and more, in due course.

This year we are selling tickets on a first come first served basis. If you would like to reserve your place at the awards you can book tickets now