Judges have picked the finalists for The Tabby Awards, prizes to celebrate the top consumer apps in the world of tablets.

We’ve included the names of all the nominees below. Here’s more from the release:

In the last few weeks, an international jury of tablet professionals reviewed the submitted apps. The panel of judges was assembled in collaboration with the Application Developers Alliance and was co-chaired by Ravi Bhatt, CEO of BranchFire, and George Jones, chief consultant at Hit Detection and previous Editor at Maximum PC and TabTimes.

Tabby Awards Finalists for Consumer Apps

Education
●    The Civil War Today (iOS, Bottle Rocket Apps)
●    Thesaurus Rex by Dictionary.com (iOS, Dictionary.com)
●    Virtual Human Body (iOS, QA International)

Entertainment
●    Meo Go! (iOS, Portugal Telecom)
●    NARR8 (iOS, NARR8)
●    TV Guide mobile for iPad (iOS, TV Guide online)

Family & Kids
●    Distant Suns (max) (iOS, First Light Design)
●    Nick Jr. Draw & Play (iOS, Nickelodeon)
●    Reading Rainbow (iOS, Reading Rainbow)

Game – Arcade & Action
●    Badland (iOS, Frogmind)
●    Grabatron (iOS, Future Games of London)
●    Lego Batman: DC Superheroes (iOS, Warner Bros.)

Game – Brain & Puzzle
●    Cut the Rope (iOS, ZeptoLab)
●    Where’s my Water? (iOS, Disney Interactive)
●    Word Dynamo by Dictionary.com – Word Games + Study Help (iOS, Dictionary.com)

Game – Casual, Board, Cards
●    Big Fish Casino (iOS, Big Fish Games)
●    Fairway Solitaire (iOS, Big Fish Games)
●    Jellyflop! (Android, Concrete Software)

Game – RPG, Simulation & Strategy
●    Leviathan: Warships (iOS, Paradox Interactive)
●    Pixel People (iOS, Chillingo)

Game – Sports and Racing
●    CSR Racing (iOS, NaturalMotion)
●    PBA Bowling Challenge (Android, Concrete Software)

Lifestyle & Food
●    Crock-Pot Recipes (iOS, Publications International)
●    Interior Design for iPad (iOS, Black Mana Studios)

Magazines
●    NARR8 (iOS, NARR8)
●    National Geographic, Tablet edition (iOS, National Geographic Society)
●    Photography Week (iOS, Future Publishing)

Medical
●    E-action info: Your Epilepsy Resource (iOS, UCB Pharma)
●    Virtual Human Body (iOS, QA International)

Music
●    AUX Magazine (iOS, Blue Ant Media)
●    SoundHound (Android, SoundHound)
●    Vevo HD (iOS, Vevo)

News
●    LaPresse+ (iOS, La Presse)
●    The Wider Image (iOS, Thomson Reuters)
●    Zite (iOS, Zite)

Personal Finance
●    Mortgage Analyzer (iOS, Nick Coleman)
●    Westpac NZ Mobile Banking for iPad (iOS, Westpac New Zealand)

Personal Productivity
●    Note Anytime (iOS, Metamoji)
●    SwiftKey Tablet Keyboard (Android, SwiftKey)
●    ThinkerDeck (iOS, Human80)

Photo, Art & Creativity
●    Keepshot (iOS, MyPublisher)
●    Note Anytime (iOS, Metamoji)
●    The Wider Image (iOS, Thomson Reuters)

Reference
●    Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad (iOS, Dictionary.com)
●    National Geographic Today (iOS, Bottle Rocket Apps)
●    Thesaurus Rex by Dictionary.com (iOS, Dictionary.com)

Shopping
●    Catalog Spree (iOS, Catalog Spree)
●    Groupon HD (iOS, Groupon)

Social
●    Hang w/ (Android, MEDL Mobile)
●    ooVoo Video Call (Android, ooVoo)

Sports & Fitness
●    Dartfish Express (iOS, Dartfish)
●    FitnessClass (iOS, PumpOne)
●    Nexus – Nike + Experience Up-scaled for iPad (iOS, Apptreme Studio)

Travel & Transportation
●    Booking.com Hotel reservations (iOS, Booking.com)
●    Conrad Concierge for iPad (iOS, Hilton Worldwide)
●    HotelTonight (iOS, DealBase)

Utilities and Tools
●    CloudOn (iOS, CloudOn)
●    Lennox iComfort (iOS, Mutual Mobile)
●    Tether – The Interactive Whiteboard (iOS, MEDL Mobile)

Video
●    History (iOS, Bottle Rocket Apps)
●    Hulu Plus (Windows 8, Hulu)
●    Renderyard Film Network (iOS, Giant Interactive)

Weather
●    Clear Day Free (iOS, Vimov)
●    WeatherBug (Android, Earth Networks)