Macworld UK has announced the nominations for the iPhone & iPod App Award categories at this year's Macworld Awards ceremony.

Divided into two general categories, Entertainment & Lifestyle and Business and Utility, the awards represent the best iPhone applications of the year, according to the Macworld UK editorial team.

Mark Hattersley, Macworld UK's Editor in Chief said: "Last year, we gave the App Store the award for the best product of the year. And it's gone from strength to strength, proving to be a compelling reason to buy an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad over similar products. With roughly a quarter of a million apps to choose from, narrowing them down to the 10 best of the year was a tough call for the team, but with input from our sister title iPad & iPhone User over the space of 12 months we've narrowed them down to the very best of the year."

The nominations are as follows:

Best iPhone Entertainment & Lifestyle App
Clickgamer - Angry Birds
ALK Technologies - CoPilot Live
Art and Mobile - Quad Camera - Multishot
The Mill - Mill Color
WeatherPro - Weather Pro

Best iPhone Business & Utility App
LogMeIn - LogMeIn Ignition
FileMaker Inc. - Bento
Cultured Code - Things
Avatron Software - Air Sharing Pro
QuickOffice - QuickOffice Mobile Office Suite

The Macworld Awards 2010 will be on Thursday 24 June at The Northumberland, a beautiful new venue in Trafalgar Square, right in the heart of London. Tickets are available at www.macworld.co.uk/awards/book.

The Macworld Awards is one of the biggest events in the UK Mac calendar, recognising the products and vendors that have made a significant contribution throughout the past year. A Macworld Award is considered a benchmark of excellence throughout the industry.

"We've been hard at work on the awards ceremony for months now and the award ceremony on 24 June is going to be a night to remember," added Macworld's Mark Hattersley.  "We take it very seriously" added Mark.

Distinguished sponsors for the Macworld Awards 2010 include Ranieri, STM, Computers Unlimited (CU), FileMaker, Scosche, G-Technology and Computer 2000.