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Smarta awards now open for entries

The Smarta 100 awards have officially opened with £10,000 up for grabs for one lucky startup.

The awards recognise the UK’s 100 most original, innovative and disruptive small businesses.

This years panelists  include Piers Linney from Dragons’ Den  and Holly Tucker, founder of NotOnTheHighStreet.com.

Previous winners include Naked Wines, Graze and Zoopla

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The 2013 awards will be divided into 10 categories (listed below) representing cross-section of Britain’s small businesses.

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Winners of each category will be selected by a public vote, and the judging panel will select the overall winner who will be crowned ‘Smarta 100 together with O2 Business of the Year’.

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Award categories

Most Innovate Business

Best Use of Technology

Best Use of Marketing

People Business of the Year

Female-run Business of the Year

Micro Business of the Year (fewer than five employees)

Biggest Social Impact Award

Mobile Business of the Year

Startup of the Year (one year old or younger)

Made In Britain

Manufacturing Business of the Year

Find out more details and apply here.