2007 was the year for (blank).

Now it's your turn to fill in that blank. We're handing over the keyboard and walking away. No, really!

This year, we're launching our first-ever annual Fool Awards. After intense discussions and much flinging of 10-Ks across cubicles, we've narrowed it down to 10 categories. It's up to you to help us separate the winners from the losers.

Was 2007 the year of Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) or Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)? Does Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) deserve to walk away with the Best CEO award? Did Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) or Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) disrupt their respective markets enough to earn the Most Innovative reward? And which company best embodies our overall Foolish ethos -- Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) or Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)?

Curious to see the rest of our Foolish categories? Step right up and cast your vote here. Or take a refresher through the links below before making a decision. Then tune in later this month, when we report live from Fool Awards 2007. (Sorry, Britney Spears wasn't available for the opening number.)

Fool Awards 2007:

Intuitive Surgical is a Rule Breakers pick. Starbucks is a Stock Advisor pick. Berkshire Hathaway has been selected by both Stock Advisor and Inside Value. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway.

Fool Katrina Chan does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy will win your heart.