Macworld has announced the first round of nominations for the Macworld Awards. A further round of nominations in each category will happen in May.

Now in its 17th year, the Macworld Awards are THE event in the UK Mac calendar, recognising the products and vendors that make a significant contribution throughout the year. The event will take place on Thursday 21 June.

The winners will be chosen by the Macworld editorial team and Macworld's army of enthusiastic readers. We celebrate the most innovative and successful products and companies in the Mac community for their achievements and contributions to the industry. 

Stay tuned for your chance to vote in the Reader Awards. 

Macworld Awards 2012 - Editors' Awards

APPLE

Apple product of the year

iPhone 4S

OS X Lion

iCloud

MacBook Air 11in

Final Cut Pro 10.0.3

HARDWARE

Best consumer storage product

Western Digital, TV Live Hub

Hitachi, Touro Mobile Pro

Seagate, GoFlex Ultra Portable

Verbatim, Store n Go

Freecom, Mobile Drive Mg U&F

Best professional storage product

Freecom, SilverStore 2-Drive NAS

Iomega, StorCentre ix2-200

LaCie, Little Big Disk Thunderbolt

Promise, Pegasus R6

Synology, DiskStation DS2411+

Best consumer camera

Nikon, Coolpix S1200pj

Olympus, E-P3

Canon, Powershot S100

Fujifilm, FinePix F600EXR

Sony, Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V

Best DSLR camera

Nikon, D5100

Canon, EOS 600D

Pentax, K-5

Sony, Alpha A55

Panasonic, Lumix DMC-GF3

Consumer hardware product of the year

Mobee, Magic Bar

Kanex, SnapX

Western Digital, LiveWire

Huawei (Three), MiFi E586

Wacom, Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch

Creative hardware product of the year

Datacolor, Spyder4Elite

Wacom, Cintiq 24HD

Wacom, Inkling

NEC, SpectraView Reference 271

Eizo, ColorEdge CG275W

Best photo printer

HP, Envy 110

Epson, Stylus Photo PX720WD

Kodak, Hero 7.1

Canon, Pixma Pro-1

Lexmark, Interact S605

Best office printer

Brother, MFC-J825DW

Kodak ESP Office 2170

Oki, ES9410

Canon, MG6150

Xerox Phaser 7800

 

SOFTWARE

Best consumer software

Accountz, Home Accountz

Google, Picasa 3.8

Adobe, Photoshop Elements

Parallels, Transporter

Nuance, Dragon Dictate 2.5

Best professional software

Parallels, Parallels Desktop 7

VMware, VMware Fusion 4

Bare Bones Software, BBedit 10

OmniGroup, Omniplan 2

Extensis, Portfolio Server 10

Creative software of the year

Autodesk, Maya 2012

Nik, Colour Efex Pro 4

Corel, Painter 12

OnOne, Perfect Photo Suite 6

Maxon, Cinema 4D Studio R13

 

iOS HARDWARE

Best headphones

Shure, SRH440

Sennheiser, RS 170

Jays, a-Jays One Plus

AKG, K840 KL

Altec Lansing, Muzx Ultra mZx606

Best speakers

Klipsch, G-17 Air

Audyssey, Lower East Side Audio Dock Air

Arcam, rCube

Sonos Play:3

iHome, iW1

iOS accessory of the year

Elgato, EyeTV Mobile

Kingston, Wi-Drive

iGo, Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

Just Mobile, Xtand Pro

Schneider Optics, iPro Lens

 

iOS SOFTWARE

iOS entertainment & lifestyle app

Gameloft, 9mm

Netflix, Netflix for iPad

Chair Entertainment Group, Infinity Blade II

Facebook, Facebook for iPad

Spotify, Spotify for iOS

iOS business & utility

GingerLabs, Notability

Readdle, Remarks

ABBYY, TextGrabber

Quickoffice, Quickoffice Pro for iPad

Sage One

iOS video & photography

Nik Software, Snapseed

MrBware, Simply B&W

Aspyre Apps, Photo Academy

Global Delight, Game Your Video

Avid, Avid Studio for iPad