UBM Electronics is bringing together the EE Times ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards and EDN’s Innovation Awards into one program, the 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards. The awards program “honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics”. The call for entries opens today and closes on January 6, 2012. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at ESC Silicon Valley.

Categories include the following:

Start-up of the Year
Company of the Year
Executive of the Year
Design Team of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Energy Technology Award
Ultimate Products

The judging panel will make their own nominations in these categories:

Most Engaged Community Member
Best Student Design/design challenge with Public Schools
Contributor of the Year
Student of the Year
Mentor of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

Here is where you make nominations.