Towards the end of each year, we host our awards ceremony to reveal the best gadgets from the previous 12 months.

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is now in its 13th year and we're doing things a little different to before in order to ensure the very best products rise to the top.

As always, the awards ceremony will be held later in the year - on 14 November 2017 at Church House Westminster in London - but we're opening the nominations process now. If you have already seen a game, gadget, car or service you particularly think is worthy of acclaim, you can use our nominations form to give us the heads up.

You can continue to do so until mid-September as the longlist of eligible products will not be drawn until 19 September 2017. After that time you'll then get a chance to vote, when we open for public voting once the shortlist is announced on 3 October.

We've also extended the amount of Pocket-lint Gadgets Awards categories this year. There are now 19 categories in total, with 18 of them nominated and voted for by yourself and tech industry luminaries combined.

Here are the categories, including the overall product of the year which is gleaned from the winners of each of the individual categories. It's the one with the most amount of votes overall:

  • Best game
  • Best interchangeable lens camera
  • Best compact camera
  • Best smartphone
  • Best tablet / 2-in-1
  • Best laptop
  • Best on-ear headphones
  • Best in-ear headphones
  • Best TV
  • Best home entertainment device
  • Best streaming service
  • Best smarthome device
  • Best wireless speaker
  • Best games device
  • Best VR device (including 360 cameras)
  • Best fitness gadget
  • Best smartwatch
  • Best car
  • Product of the year

To see last year's winners for an idea of what to vote for, you can head here: The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners.

You can also head to our dedicated Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 hub to find our more about this year's event.