From Oct. 11 to Nov. 18, the Mashable community submitted hundreds of thousands of nominations for the 2011 Mashable Awards, the fifth annual community-focused competition rewarding the best of digital and social media.
The 2011 Mashable Awards will honor nominees and winners in 28 categories, covering four of Mashable‘s core content areas: Social Media, Tech, Business and Entertainment.
For the past month, readers have nominated their favorite companies, people, sites and gadgets once a day for each category, and from those submissions, Mashable editors chose seven finalists in each categories.
Final voting is now open and will close on Dec. 16. Winners will be announced on Mashable Dec. 19.