It really doesn't seem like five minutes since CRN opened the entry process for the 2018 Channel Awards, but the deadline is already upon us.
At 5pm today the entry process will be officially closed - please don't miss out on your chance to shine in this very special year for the Channel Awards.
We are celebrating the 25th birthday of the Awards this year and it is going to be a party to remember - we hope you will come and join us and enter one of the many categories that are up for grabs.
The theme of the awards is everything 90s, and there should be some surprises on the evening itself, which takes place on Thursday 15 November at the Battersea Events Arena.
We have tweaked the categories themselves to reflect the changing face of the channel and there are several new ones this year, mainly based on feedback and suggestions from those closest to the channel. You.
In the reseller category, we have split the Reseller of the Year award into two, to give the smaller players a chance to shine in their own right, rather than being overshadowed by their larger rivals.
We have done the same with the distributors, again giving the smaller and more niche firms a platform of their own to compete on.
There is also a brand-new Editor's Choice Award this year - Channel Chief of the Year - and we are asking resellers to nominate their favourite vendor channel chief with a brief explanation as to why. The entries will not be judged, but instead decided by CRN editors. There is still time to nominate.
*Please note that if shortlisted for any of the following awards: Reseller of the Year (£51+m turnover), Reseller of the year (sub £50m turnover), Distributor of the Year (sub £200m turnover) Distributor of the Year (£201+m turnover) and Vendor of the Year, you will be required to attend the judging day in person to present to the judging panel. That is taking place on Thursday 11 October in central London.
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