It's an honor that has gone to Adolf Hitler, U.S. Scientists and, in 2006, You.
What political figure, athlete or grouping of individuals will follow in the unique footsteps of past TIME Person of the Year winners? The magazine has released a list of its nominees, but we've narrowed down the finalists to a select few.
Should the distinction go to the heroic? The infamous? The most memorable? It's an ambiguous award, which is what makes it so much fun and/or frustrating to debate.
Let your voice be heard now. Who should TIME dub as the Person of the Year?