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 here:
- Vote for your favourite Phone of the Year
- Vote for your Brand of the Year
- Vote for your Retailer of the Year
- and finally, vote for your Gadget of the Year!
What happened last year?
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
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
- Innovation Of The Year
- Best Gadget Under £100
- Retailer Of The Year
- Luxury Tech Of The Year
- Car Of The Year
- Best Smart/Connected TV
- Best Streaming Service
- Best TV Audio Product (Soundbars and soundbases)
- Best Laptop
- Best Gaming PC
- Best Gaming Peripheral
- Best Bluetooth Headphones (Over/On Ear)
- Best Bluetooth Headphones (In Ear)
- Best Bluetooth Speaker
- Best Wi-Fi/Multiroom Speaker
- Best Hi-fi Product
- Best Smartwatch
- Best Fitness Wearable
- Best Phone
- Best Mid-Range Phone
- Best Mobile Accessory
Smart Living Awards
- Smart Home Product Of The Year
- Best Connected Lighting Product
- Best Connected Security Product
- Best Connected Eco/Energy Product
- Best Baby Tech
- Best Home & Kitchen Tech
- Best Home Networking Product
- Best Camera
- Best Action Camera
- The fun award!