(Pocket-lint) - The annual EE Pocket-lint Awards are almost upon us and this year will be an all-new virtual affair - as is in keeping with 2020.

The EE Pocket-lint Awards looks to reward those devices that are best in class. Over the years, these awards have honoured products across a range of categories from companies such as Apple, Samsung, Tesla, Huawei, and many more. 

It's our pleasure to announce the EE Pocket-lint Awards 2020 shortlist. 

There are 18 individual categories in total, including Best Game, Best Camera, Best Flagship Phone, Best Smartwatch, Best TV, and more. We will also award an overall Product of the Year and the EE Superfast Award for a product, service, or entity that pushes our gadgets to be faster. 

The public voting will last for just a week this time around, closing on Tuesday 27 October at 3pm (GMT) - before the winners are announced on Tuesday 3 November. 

The EE Pocket-lint Awards 2020 shortlist nominations

The nominations are:

BEST GAME

The best game available on console, PC or mobile.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Game 2020.

BEST CAMERA

The best camera from the world of compact, mirrorless, and DSLR.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Camera 2020.

BEST SPEAKER

The best-sounding at-home or on-the-go audio devices.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Speaker 2020.

BEST SOUNDBAR

The best kit dedicated to improving your TV's audio experience.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Soundbar 2020.

BEST FLAGSHIP PHONE

The leading smartphones on the market.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Flagship Phone 2020.

BEST PHONE (£250 - £500)

The greatest handsets for a cut of the cash.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Phone (£250-£500) 2020.

BEST TABLET / 2-IN-1

Our top tablet and 2-in-1 device of the year.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Tablet / 2-in-1 2020.

BEST LAPTOP

Keeping it mobile, keeping it smart.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Laptop 2020.

BEST GAMING LAPTOP

The top laptops for playing games.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Gaming Laptop 2020.

BEST STREAMING DEVICE

The devices to deliver the best streaming services.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Streaming Device 2020.

BEST HEADPHONES

The best for immersing you in sound when on the go.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Headphones 2020.

BEST IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Whether sporty, true wireless, or neckband.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best In-ear Headphones 2020.

BEST TV

The leading televisions on the market.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best TV 2020.

BEST SMART HOME DEVICE

Personal assistants, robot vacuums, and more.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Smart Home Device 2020.

BEST GAMING / VR DEVICE

Our pick of the best consoles and VR headsets.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Gaming / VR Device 2020.

BEST FITNESS TRACKER

Rewarding devices for active people.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Fitness Tracker 2020.

BEST SMARTWATCH

When style and features beyond fitness tracking are key.

To have your say in this year's winner, vote for the Best Smartwatch 2020.

BEST CAR

Showcasing the best electric and future technology on the road.

To have your say in this year's EV winner, vote for the Best Car 2020.

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR & EE SUPERFAST AWARD

The Product of the Year and EE Superfast Award will be decided by the judges and announced on Tuesday 3 November 2020. 

How we pick the winners

The Pocket-lint team has reviewed a huge number of products over the last year with the very best included in this shortlist.

The shortlist is now on its way to our global judging panel, including the Pocket-lint team.

But we also need your help in a public vote - so if you feel strongly about any one category, multiples, or the whole lot, follow the individual vote page links listed above. The voting closes 3pm Tuesday 27 October 2020.

The winners will be announced online on Tuesday 3 November 2020.

How voting works

Voting is simple and allows you to vote for the products you want to win. You do not need to vote in every category, nor for every product. 

Once all the scores are in, we tally up those results and the product with the highest score wins.

We think this is the fairest way of doing it because it means you aren't rating the products against each other, but simply on their own merit.

The public vote counts towards 10 per cent of the overall score for each product or service nominated. If you are a nominee, we recommend you get your customers involved. In previous years it really has made a difference to the overall winners.

Writing by Stuart Miles. Editing by Adrian Willings.