Make no mistake, narrowing Inc. Magazine's pick for Company of the Year is a tall task. But this year, the competition was downright fierce. While Inc. editors eventually selected the sharing economy stalwart Airbnb for the 2014 crown, you and others might think that a different company deserved the honor.

Now's your chance to voice your opinion. Below is a list of some of the companies in contention this year. Vote for the company you think deserves to win for Inc. Readers Choice:

Airbnb: Hotels aren't exactly going of business, but they're feeling the pinch. Its name? Airbnb. The sharing economy business that lets you rent out a room in a person's home, or even her shed out back, has grown to dominate the short-term rentals space since launching in 2007. So far, the company has helped 20 million people secure spaces--about 10 million in 2014 alone. And at 800,000 listings and counting, the wind isn't out of its sails (er, sales) yet.  7.14%   
 
 
Nasty Gal: Sofia Amoruso isn't just a keen businesswoman, she's a real Girl Boss. The 30-year-old founder and CEO of online retailer Nasty Gal has had a whirlwind year. She published the bestselling memoir, #GIRLBOSS, landed $49 million in funding from Index Ventures and is expected to sell upward of $100 million in goods to customers in 150 countries this year. Not bad for a business that got its start in a rented pool house in 2006.  6.38%   
 
 
Twitch: In just three years' time, Twitch has revolutionized how people play video games--namely, they don't just play them anymore. Now they watch others play them. It's such a craze that 60 million unique visitors tune in to the site each month. Then there's this feather in its cap: Amazon acquired the company for $1.1 billion in August.  70.41%   
 
 
Uber: Uber may be an urban transportation company with a penchant for world domination, but the company's business cred is rock solid. The five-year-old Silicon Valley-based firm has banked about $1.5 billion from investors the likes of Google Ventures and Benchmark. And, as if that wasn't enough, it's valued at approximately $18 billion--making it the most valuable American startup.  8.42%   
 
 
Vice Media: Vice's unlikely rise to fame, 20 years after its founding, is nothing short of impressive. At a time when media's old guard continues to flounder, Vice's anti-establishment, hipster-approved take on everything from drugs and sex to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is dominating. In September the company landed $500 million from two separate investors--placing the company's valuation at $2.5 billion.  7.65%