It's the time of year again where we start the ball rolling on the annual Pocket-lint Awards and 2019 promises to be the biggest and best yet.

A new venue, new snazzy, dedicated website and, undoubtedly, new, exciting nominees will all ensure that the the Pocket-lint Awards 2019 will be one of the hottest tickets around.

Here then are details on the the important dates in the Awards timeline, the long list of nominees, the date of the event itself, ticket information and how you can help us choose the winners yourself.

The Pocket-lint Awards 2019 timeline

The Pocket-lint Awards ceremony will take place in November. However, before then there's the no-small matter of choosing the nominees.

There are 18 individual categories in total, including Best Game, Best Camera, Best Flagship Phone, Best Smartwatch and Best TV. We will also award an overall Product of the Year, gleaned from the winners of all of the other categories.

So, before we get around to finding out the winners, we will start the process of determining the nominees.

First, the Pocket-lint team has come up with a longlist of potential nominees, which are listed below, and announced on Thursday 12 September 2019

That will be followed by the final shortlist of Pocket-lint Awards nominees, to be published on Thursday 3 October 2019.

That's where you come in, dear reader, as public voting will also open on that date. Your votes, plus those of an experienced panel of tech journalists and experts, will be counted to find the overall runners-up and winners in each category.

Voting will close on Sunday 3 November 2019.

Pocket-lint Awards 2019 longlist

The longlist for the awards is the starting point in narrowing down the selection before the shortlist is announced on 3 October 2019. This list is subject to change as additional nominations are assessed, right up to the shortlist deadline.

BEST GAME

The best game available on console, PC or Mobile.

BEST CAMERA

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

BEST SPEAKER

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

BEST LAPTOP

The computer for on the go.

BEST FLAGSHIP PHONE

The leading smartphones on the market.

BEST PHONE (SUB £500)

The greatest handsets for a cut of the cash.

BEST IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Whether sporty, true wireless, or neckband.

BEST ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE

The best TV, music, games services and the devices to access them on.

BEST HEADPHONES

The best for immersing you in sound on the go.

BEST TV

The leading televisions on the market.

BEST TABLET / 2-IN-1

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

BEST GAMING LAPTOP

The top laptops for playing games.

BEST SMART HOME DEVICE

Personal assistants, robot vacuums, and more.

BEST SOUNDBAR

The best kit dedicated to improving your TV viewing.

BEST GAMING / VR DEVICE

Our pick of the best consoles and VR headsets.

BEST FITNESS TRACKER

Rewarding devices for active people.

BEST SMARTWATCH

When style and features beyond fitness tracking are key.

BEST CAR

Showcasing the best electric and future technology on the road.

When and where will the Pocket-lint Awards 2019 party be held? 

An all-new venue has been chosen for this year's Pocket-lint Awards 2019 ceremony. It will take place on Thursday 14 November 2019 at BAFTA Piccadilly, London - the home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

How to buy tickets to the Pocket-lint Awards 2019

Ticket sales for the event are now open. You can purchase tickets by heading to our dedicated awards website here: pocket-lint.com/awards.

You can also head to that website to find out more about this year's build-up and we'll be updating you here whenever there is more information on the nominees and voting.

Until then, you can also check out the previous winners of the Pocket-lint Awards here.