Get ready for the Crunchies!

Om at the 2010 CrunchiesHard to believe, but we’re already gearing up for the 2011 Crunchies. Once again, GigaOM is co-hosting the annual event, which celebrates innovation and new technology, with our colleagues over at TechCrunch and VentureBeat.

The award ceremony and after-party will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at a new venue — Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. We’ll have twice the capacity of previous shows. As usual, tickets will be released in batches, starting in early December.

Submit nominations for your favorite startups, apps, cloud services and more in the 20 categories now through December 13. (Read all the rules here.) Finalists will be announced in early January.

Image courtesy of TechCrunch.