T3 Gadget Awards 2011: 250,000 reader votes cast

T3 Awards pass quarter of a million votes in 6 weeks

The T3 Gadget Awards 2011 have received more than 250,000 reader votes in just six weeks since going live

Less than six weeks after being opened to the public the T3 Gadget Awards 2011 has recorded its 250,000th vote as tech from 19 categories battles it out for the industry’s most prestigious prize.

Returning for its fifth year the annual T3 Gadget Awards look set to be bigger than ever with 19 categories looking to find the best tech of the past 12 months in the gaming, music, computer and digital media sectors with the coveted Gadget of the Year award set to be a highlight of the Awards night on October 10th.

One of the most hotly contested of the awards categories, Phone of the Year sees Apple’s hugely popular iPhone 4 up against the dual-core powerhouse that is Samsung’s Galaxy S II whilst the Gadget Personality of the Year Award sees former winners Suzi Perry and Stephen Fry once again looking for silverware against the likes of the Gadget Show’s Pollyanna Woodward and Sir Richard Branson.

“Passing the quarter of a million vote mark this early just proves how popular the T3 Gadget Awards has become," said T3 Editor Luke Peters. "Along with our panel of influential judges, the reader vote will be crucial to generating what nominees make this year’s Awards Shortlist”

With the longlist nominations set to be cut down to a shortlist of finalists later this month on July 21st, time is running out for you to cast your votes for your top tech. As a further incentive all voters will be enter in to a special prize draw to win a Samsung Smart TV with an Apple iPad 2 also up for grabs.

Already cast your votes for the 2011 T3 Gadget Awards? If so fret not you can vote again, as many time as you like in fact, to help ensure your top tech from the past 12 months makes the cut into the shortlist. If you haven’t already voted, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the T3 Gadget Awards site now and cast your votes.