Introducing the Tom's Guide 2020 awards!

Tom's Guide Awards 2020
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Every year, Tom’s Guide tests hundreds of the hottest products to help you find the best gear to get things done, improve your life or just have fun. And now, we’re putting a special spotlight on the gadgets and services that stand out above the rest. Welcome to the first-ever Tom’s Guide awards celebration! 

For the inaugural Tom’s Guide awards, we’ll be spotlighting the very best products in more than 25 categories, ranging from smartphones and TVs to streaming services and VR headsets. We’ll also be giving special recognition to products that have especially wowed us with their design or value, or pushed the industry forward via sheer innovation. 

Tom’s Guide awards 2020: Dates and how to submit 

The winners of the Tom’s Guide 2020 awards will be announced on June 22. Until then, we’ll be deciding on our absolute favorite products in every category -- and we need your help! Nominations for the Tom’s Guide awards are open now to both consumers and vendors, and whether you’re a hardcore smartphone fan or a brand looking to get your product considered, you can submit. 

Just use the link below to tell us which products deserve consideration and why, and you just might see it earn a nomination later this year. We’ll be revealing our shortlist in May, so be sure to get your submissions in by April 27 to give your favorite product a shot at making the list.

Tom’s Guide awards 2020: The categories 

From groundbreaking flagship phones with incredible cameras and 8K TVs to smart home products that let you control your entire home with your voice, we look forward to celebrating the absolute best of the tech world and beyond. Here’s a full list of categories in which we’ll be honoring the greatest gadgets and services out there. 

Headline awards

  • Best design
  • Best innovation
  • Best value


  • Best phone 
  • Best budget phone 
  • Best smartwatch
  • Best fitness tracker
  • Best wireless carrier
  • Best laptop
  • Best tablet


  • Best TV
  • Best Bluetooth speaker
  • Best soundbar
  • Best headphones
  • Best earbuds


  • Best streaming service
  • Best streaming device
  • Best gaming PC
  • Best gaming laptop
  • Best gaming headset
  • Best VR headset

Software and services

  • Best antivirus
  • Best VPN
  • Best app


  • Best smart lights
  • Best router
  • Best camera
  • Best monitor
  • Best printer
Michael Andronico

Mike Andronico is Senior Writer at CNNUnderscored. He was formerly Managing Editor at Tom's Guide, where he wrote extensively on gaming, as well as running the show on the news front. When not at work, you can usually catch him playing Street Fighter, devouring Twitch streams and trying to convince people that Hawkeye is the best Avenger.