This is an internet and technology competition without geographic boundaries (ok, except for the one international award that specifically recognizes a non-US-based company).  No companies are restricted from consideration.  Certain awards have specified criteria (i.e. best unfunded start-up or best new start-up launched in 2010) but, otherwise, all companies and products are eligible for consideration based on their business accomplishments made during calendar 2010.   Companies may be nominated for multiple award categories, and companies may win multiple awards.  There are no fees to nominate companies for consideration.

Everyone is invited to nominate companies for award consideration.   For each award category, each person is invited to submit one company for consideration per IP address per day.  Nominations across all 18 categories do not need to be submitted in a single ballot, but each confirmed submission will be counted as final per user.

The Crunchies Committee will select the top five nominated companies per award category based on the quantity, quality and breadth of submissions received. Each finalist company will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony.

Everyone is invited to vote for their favorite Crunchies winners. One ballot per IP address per day will be counted in the final vote. The Crunchies Committee reserves the right to discard any and all votes that it reasonably determines to be fraudulent or submitted by bots or other computer-generated voting applications. There are no fees to vote.

The final award winners will be determined based on the popular votes received through website voting and the Crunchies Committee. The award winners will be announced live at the Awards Ceremony to be held Friday, January 21, 2011 in San Francisco.


Vote Today

VOTE for the companies, products and people you believe most deserve industry recognition for achievements completed in 2010, from now through midnight, PST Wednesday, January 19.


Grab a Badge

If you have a favorite person, product or company who is deserving of a Crunchie Award, help them out by sharing a link or creating your own badge.


Join The Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the landmark Palace of Fine Arts Theater Complex on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

The After Party will follow at the Exploratorium from 9 pm – 11:30 pm.  Celebrate with friends and interact with the unique exhibits on display.  There will be a hosted bar, finger food, gaming room, and other fun surprises.  Admission to the After Party is included in the awards ceremony tickets.

General admission tickets for the Awards Ceremony and After Party can be purchased HERE from our friends at Eventbrite. Seating is extremely limited and there is free limited parking on the premises.  Make an event of it and carpool with a friend.

For general event inquiries please email us HERE. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact Jeanne Logozzo.

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Celebrate the best of 2010!

Here’s a look at last year’s festivities…

Check out the Crunchies 2009 Flickr Stream for the full album of photos!

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