LOS ANGELES - The 9th Annual Cybersocket Web Awards opened its nomination process Aug. 1, inviting both surfers and adult entertainment industry insiders to submit their favorite sites for consideration.

Scheduled to take place in February 2009, the 9th Annual Cybersocket Awards ceremony will honor the best LGBT websites in both "Surfer Choice" and "Industry Choice" categories.

"We feel that it is essential to honor these individuals and companies as being technological entrepreneurs, important agents of free expression and cultural change, and innovators in queer online media and entertainment," said Morgan Sommer, co-publisher of Cybersocket, the LGBT magazine that founded the awards.

Nominations will continue through Oct. 5.

Awards ceremony sponsorship opportunities may be explored by emailing Sommer.