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The 2013 Hot 20 Nominations Are Now Open!

Andrew and Adam Mariani of Scribe Winery, Yigit Pura of Tout Sweet Patisserie, and musician Nicki Bluhm of 2012's Hot 30 list

Yes, October's annual Hot 20 issue is still a few months away, but that's not stopping us from fantasizing about who'll make the issue. We're already sniffing out the Bay's coolest, best, and brightest, and we need your help.

We took the list up to 30 in 2012, but this year, we're taking it back down to 20–that means whoever you nominate for the reader's choice award has to kick ass at whatever they do. We're looking for stars across all areas and disciplines: arts, science, tech, food, politics, design, sports, environmentalism, literature... you name it, we want to know about it.

The instructions are simple. Enter your noms along with a short explanation of your choice below. We're accepting noms until July 15th, and we'll reveal the Top 20 (for you to vote on!) on July 17th. Whoever receives the most votes will be added to 2013's prestigious list of honorees. Go!

Nominations are now closed. Thank you!