Welcome to the T3 Awards 2017 together with Three!

The journey to the T3 Awards together with Three begins today!

We're thrilled that Three is sponsoring the T3 Awards this year, the 11th time we've held the UK's premier tech awards. 

The event itself will take place on September 20 at London's 195 Piccadilly, but there's plenty to bring you before then. And we'll have full coverage and live streams from the event on the night. A T3 Award is the most prestigious prize in the tech industry, given only to the greatest gadgets, the best brands and the most innovative, er, innovators. 

Check out the full T3 Awards shortlists. We're asking you to vote for some of the key categories…

What happened last year? 

Last year VR tech was a big winner, with the prestigious Gadget of the Year award going to the HTC Vive. It also won Gaming Product of the Year and Innovation of the Year. 

Samsung also snagged three awards last year, picking up Brand of the Year, Wearable Technology of the Year for its Gear S2 smartwatch and Phone of the Year for the Galaxy S7 Edge

Surface Book was our Laptop of the Year in 2016, while Tesla picked up Car of the Year for the Model X, while Connected Home Tech of the Year was won by Dyson for its Pure Cool Link fan

As for our 'people awards', will.i.am, founder of i.am+, joined us on stage to receive Tech Personality of the Year. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia was the recipient of the Tech Legend Award. And the Outstanding Contribution to Tech award went to Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi. 

As part of the T3 Awards' 10-year celebration in 2016, a one-time Gadget of the Decade award was given to the Apple iPhone, voted for by you.

How the T3 Awards 2017 will be decided

Most of the winners are decided by the T3.com and T3 magazine teams, aided by a panel of expert judges from the tech biz. 

The judging panel:

  • Dan Grabham - Editor, T3.com
  • Dan Jones - Consumer Editor, The Sun
  • Duncan Bell - Lifestyle Editor, T3.com
  • Gemma Morris - Presenter, Sky News Swipe
  • Hannah Bouckley - Content Manager, Tech and Gadgets, BT.com
  • Lucy Hedges - Tech Editor, Metro
  • Matthew Bolton - Editor, T3 Magazine
  • Rhiannon Williams - Technology Correspondent, i newspaper
  • Spencer Kelly - Presenter, BBC Click
  • Steve May - AV freelance journalist

However, on the following key categories YOU get to vote:  Gadget Of The Year, Brand Of The Year, Retailer Of The Year and Phone of the Year

Our 'people awards' are awarded by the T3.com and T3 magazine teams.

T3 Awards 2017 categories

Best of the year

  • Brand Of The Year
  • Gadget Of The Year in association with Three
  • Innovation Of The Year in association with Sky News Swipe
  • Best Gadget Under £100
  • Retailer Of The Year
  • Luxury Tech Of The Year
  • Car Of The Year

TV awards

  • Best Smart/Connected TV
  • Best Streaming Service
  • Best TV Audio Product (Soundbars and soundbases)

Computing Awards

  • Best Laptop
  • Best Gaming PC
  • Best Gaming Peripheral

Audio Awards

  • Best Bluetooth Headphones (Over/On Ear)
  • Best Bluetooth Headphones (In Ear)
  • Best Bluetooth Speaker
  • Best Wi-Fi/Multiroom Speaker
  • Best Hi-fi Product

Wearables Awards

  • Best Smartwatch
  • Best Fitness Wearable

Mobile Awards

  • Best Phone in association with Gear4
  • Best Mid-Range Phone
  • Best Mobile Accessory

Smart Living Awards

  • Smart Home Product Of The Year
  • Best Connected Lighting Product
  • Best Connected Security Product in association with Encrypt.Me
  • Best Connected Eco/Energy Product
  • Best Baby Tech
  • Best Home & Kitchen Tech
  • Best Home Networking Product

Imaging Awards

  • Best Camera
  • Best Action Camera

And finally…

  • The fun award!

Check out the full T3 Awards shortlists