Make A Crunchie Nomination, It's Almost Friday

The Crunchies Awards The Crunchies are to technology what the Oscars are to Hollywood and January 2010 will be the third incarnation of the start-up and technology sector's annual awards ceremony hosted by TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat.

Last year's winners included Google Reader (best service), Cooliris (best design), Shop Savvy (best application) and Facebook (best overall start up).

TechCrunch Europe's grand fromage, Mike Butcher, offers the following advice,

" will be of interest to European startups that they have a good chance if they nominate themselves in Best International StartUp

You have until December 4th, 2009 (this Fri, so get your skates on) to get your nominations in for the companies/ products you think deserve recognition. Plus, you can even vote for yourself! For the full nomination criteria hit up the Crunchies rules page

The Crunchies staff choose five finalist per category based on accomplishments over the past year. Voting will be open to the public from Monday, December 21 and run through midnight PST, Wednesday January 6, 2010.

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