Now in its 18th year, the Macworld Awards is THE event in the UK Apple calendar, recognising the products and vendors that make a significant contribution throughout the year.

This year we are accepting product submissions for all categories. For your product to be eligible it must have been launched after/on-sale from 1 August 2012 and it must have been reviewed by Macworld, or be made available for Macworld to review before 1 May 2013.

Macworld editors will evaluate the products submitted and create a shortlist of Macworld Award nominees based on reviews of those products. Only the best products will receive a nomination. The Award winners will then be selected from the category shortlists.

To submit your product for the first round of nominations fill out this form before 28 February. (The form is available if you click the SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT HERE link on that page).

A further round of nominations will be announced in May.

The categories for the Macworld Awards 2013 are as follows:

Mac Hardware

Best Consumer Storage

Best Business Storage

Camera of the Year

Best Creative Hardware

Best Professional Printer

Best Photo Printer

Best Consumer Software

Best Professional Software

Mac Software

Best Consumer Software

Best Professional Software

Creative Software of the Year

iPad & iPhone

Best Headphones

Best Speakers

iOS Accessory of the Year

iOS App of the Year 

Readers’ Choice Awards

Readers will be able to vote for their favourite products in the following categories:

Best Software

Best Hardware

Best Reseller

Apple Product of the Year

Industry Services Awards

This year we are also introducing two new categories for the UK Apple industry these are:

Distributor of the Year

Best Product Launch Campaign

More information about these new categories will follow.

This year's Macworld Awards will be held on Thursday 20 June at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. Stay tuned for more information.