The Frisky‘s first annual HOTNESS AWARDS is dedicated to honoring this year’s 20 hottest people, places, and things, as picked by YOU. So to get started, we want to hear your opinions on who and what are the ultimate in contemporary hotness. Check out the twenty award categories here, and send us your nominations. Pick who and whatever you want — there are no limits. We’ll announce the finalists later in July, at which time the voting will begin! Later today we’ll start showing you our own ballots — but don’t worry, our votes count as much as yours, we’re just here to give you some inspiration.