T3 Gadget Awards 2011: Votes tied ahead of shortlist stage

App of the Year award nominations tied for votes

T3 Gadget Awards 2011 sees App of the Year category tied just days ahead of the shortlist announcement

With just days left until the longlist for the T3 Gadgets Awards 2011 comes to a close, your votes are needed to determine the finalists with less than ten votes separating which products will make the cut in a number of categories.

Following an incredible reaction from you the T3 reader that has seen more than 300,000 votes already cast, a final push is needed to help determine which products make the final shortlist for the 2011 T3 Gadget Awards with App of the Year and Digital Media Service of the Year two categories that are currently too close to call.

Due to be unveiled this Friday, July 22nd, the Gadget Awards shortlist halves the number of products up for the coveted T3 awards with the ten longlist candidates cut down to a final five finalists in each category.

Whilst there is currently four votes separating two products on the cusp of progressing to the shortlist for the Computer of the Year, Digital Media Service and App of the Year are even closer with a single vote separating the Digital Media prize whilst the fifth and sixth apps up for the App of the Year gong are currently tied on 1,066 votes apiece.

"We've seen an amazing response to the T3 Gadget Awards for 2011. Well over 350,000 user votes have been cast to help find the products, brands and personalities that have captured the imagination since October last year,” Editor of T3.com Kieran Alger announced.

“The public vote and the competition to grab a place in the final has been closer than ever. It's testament to the depth and breadth of innovation we've seen in the past 9 months that just a handful of votes separate those bidding to make the cut and those that look set to fall by the wayside. I can't wait to see the results when the finalists are announced on the 22nd July."

With just four days until the shortlist is announced, time is quickly running out for you to make a difference on the fate of your favourite tech whilst also giving yourself the chance to win a Samsung Smart TV or an Apple iPad 2 tablet. Head on over to the T3 Gadget Awards website now.