The Kerrang! Awards are one of the biggest events in the British rock scene.
Usually held in August, most of the winners are voted for by readers of the Kerrang! website and magazine and viewers of its TV channel.
A few select awards are "argued over furiously by the Kerrang! team".
As well as more conventional awards like best British band and best single, other categories include best band on the planet and classic songwriter.
In 2005, a new gong was introduced - the lifetime achievement award.