After much deliberation and discussion, we're very proud to announce our nominations for theMIXies -- our awards for the best (and worst!) in tech communications, public relations, and media for 2014. Here they are:

Favorite Tech Reporter

Best Up-and-Coming Tech Blog/Site

Most PR Disaster-Prone CEO/Founder

Best CEO/Executive Thought Leadership Post

Best Big Ideas Tech Articles/Essays

Winners announced here before the end of the year, so please check back soon. And leave a comment to lobby for your favorite -- or submit a last-minute write-in candidate!