zuckerberg-crunchiesThe Crunchies, the annual awards that honor the coolest startups and entrepreneurs, will be back on Jan. 21, and VentureBeat will be hosting again with our friends at TechCrunch and GigaOm.

The first batch of tickets won’t go on sale until Dec. 15, but we’re opening the doors to nominations today. You can submit one nomination per category per day between now and Dec. 24 at the Crunchies nomination website. Here are the award categories:

  • Best Internet Application
  • Best Social App
  • Best Social Commerce App
  • Best Mobile Application
  • Best Location Based Service
  • Best New Device
  • Best Technology Achievement
  • Best Design
  • Best Touch Interface
  • Best Bootstrapped Startup
  • Best Enterprise
  • Best International
  • Best CleanTech
  • Best Time Sink Application
  • Angel of the Year
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year (Individual)
  • Founder Of The Year
  • CEO Of The Year
  • Best New Startup Or Product Of 2010
  • Best Overall Startup Or Product Of 2010

We’ll announce the finalists on Jan. 4.