Last Call For Those Crunchies Nominations

The Crunchies awards are right around the corner. Who will be named the Best Startup of 2008? The Best CEO? The Best app? The Best mobile? The Most Likely to Make the World a Better Place? You have until midnight PT tonight to enter your nominations. There are 15 different startup and product categories. Who is worthy of consideration?

After nominations close tonight, we will sift through them all (well, okay, our computers will—165,000 have been submitted so far) and select five finalists in each category for the final round of voting, which will begin on December 15. So get those nominations in now if you haven’t already.

The Crunchies award ceremony will be held on Jan. 9, 2009, 7:30 pm at the Herbst Theater across the street from City Hall in San Francisco. The reception will follow and tickets will be released in December. Here are photos from last year, when we introduced the noble-yet-noticeable Crunchies gorilla statuette. This year, they will be even more apropos as we celebrate the survival of the fittest.

We are lucky once again to be partnering with some of the leading tech blogs on the Web: GigaOm, Silicon Alley Insider, and VentureBeat. They will be co-hosting the event with us. On the video front, 1938 Media will be on hand to document the evening. Together, and with your help, we hope to bring the Web community together and recognize the best to has to offer.