The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you -- the readers -- and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers. We'll be announcing the winner in just a few days. Vote early and often!

TUAW is asking for your votes for the best iPad case of 2011.

Very few iPad owners seem to keep their devices "naked," instead choosing to wrap them in a case of some sort. Much to my surprise, all of the cases were folio type cases, with the "book style" case being the most popular.

Our nominees for this are the Twelve South BookBook for iPad (US$69.99), the Portenzo cases (Customized, Composition, Italian Bonded Leather and Premium Genuine Leather -- $59.95 to $124.95 depending on model, options not included), San Francisco's own DODOcase ($59.95), the Bear Motion folio ($59.95 MSRP), and the Zaggfolio keyboard case ($99.99).

And now, let the voting begin! The results will be announced on December 29, 2011.

What is the best iPad case of 2011?
Twelve South BookBook161 (4.5%)
Portenzo (any model)808 (22.4%)
DODOCase1786 (49.4%)
Bear Motion40 (1.1%)
Zaggfolio Keyboard Case818 (22.6%)

This article was originally published on Tuaw.