VOTES can now be cast for the Object of the Year by visiting LAPADA's website at www.lapada-object-of-the-year.com

The winner, in what is the third annual staging of the Country Life-inspired event will be announced at June's Olympia International Fine Art & Antiques Fair.

This is the first time that a People's Vote has been introduced. The judges have drawn up a shortlist of 16 for the competition, which is being sponsored by Cadogan Tate and Besso.

The People's Vote, which closes at midday on June 3, includes automatic receipt of a double ticket to the Olympia fair, and entry to a prize draw.