Players and officials will be invited to pick their Player of the Year, International Newcomer of the Year, International Team of the Year and World XV of the Year, while fans can vote for their own Player and World XV of the Year awards using the Ultimate Rugby mobile app.
ASM Clermont Auvergne lead the way with five nominations, with Vincent Debaty, Benjamin Kayser, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Wesley Fofana and Napolioni Nalaga all in the running for last season's beaten Heineken Cup finalists.
Fellow French giants Toulouse, Europe's most successful side with four Heineken Cup crowns to their name, provide a trio of contenders in Samoan stars Census Johnston and Joe Tekori and France No8 Louis Picamoles, while the Ospreys and Northampton saints match that feat.
Alex Corbiseiro, Kahn Fotuali'l and George North are all included for the East Midlands outfit, with Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones and Alun Wyn Jones representing the Swansea-based side.
Racing Metro provide two players in Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton and Wales centre Jamie Roberts, with Montpellier, Toulon, Leinster, Scarlets and Cardiff Blues completing the Heineken Cup contribution through Juan Figallo, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Sean O'Brien, Jonathan Davies and Leigh Halfpenny respectively.
The Amlin Challenge Cup is represented by Bath, Stade Francais and Newport Gwent Dragons, with Francois Louw, Sergio Parisse and Toby Faletau included.
The winners will be announced on November 26 when the northern hemisphere Test window officially closes.
Loosehead prop: Vincent Debaty (ASM Clermont Auvergne/France), Alex Corbiseiro (Northampton Saints/England), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester Tigers/Argentina)
Hooker: Bismarck Du Plessis (Sharks/South Africa), Benjamin Kayser (ASM Clermont Auvergne/France) Richard Hibbard (Ospreys/Wales)
Tighthead: Juan Figallo (Montpellier/Argentina), Adam Jones (Ospreys/Wales), Census Johnston (Toulouse/Samoa)
Lock: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders/New Zealand), Eben Eztebeth (Stormers/South Africa), Joe Tekori (Toulouse/Samoa)
Lock: James Horwill (Reds/Australia), Brodie Retallick (Chiefs/New Zealand), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys/Wales)
Blindside: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon/Argentina), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse/France), Liam Messam (Chiefs/New Zealand)
Openside: Sean O'Brien (Leinster/Ireland), Richie McCaw (Crusaders/New Zealand), Francois Louw (Bath/South Africa)
No8: Kieran Read (Crusaders/New Zealand), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais/Italy), Toby Faletau (Dragons/Wales)
Scrum-half: Kahn Fotuali'l (Northampton Saints/Samoa), Aaron Smith (Highlanders/New Zealand), Will Genia (Reds/Australia)
Fly-half: Dan Carter (Crusaders/New Zealand), Jonathan Sexton (Racing Metro/Ireland), Aaron Cruden (Chiefs/New Zealand)
Wing: George North (Northampton Saints/Wales), Julian Savea (Hurricanes/New Zealand), Sitiveni Sivivatu (ASM Clermont Auvergne/New Zealand)
Inside centre: Jamie Roberts (Racing Metro/Wales), Ma'a Nonu (Blues/New Zealand), Jean de Villiers (Stormers/South Africa)
Outside centre: Wesley Fofana (ASM Clermont Auvergne/France), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets/Wales), Conrad Smith (Hurricanes/New Zealand)
Wing: Israel Folau (Waratahs/Australia), Ben Smith (Highlanders/New Zealand), Napolioni Nalaga (ASM Clermont Auvergne/Fiji)
Full back: Willie Le Roux (Cheetahs/South Africa), Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues/Wales), Israel Dagg (Crusaders/New Zealand)
NB bold denotes Heineken Cup or Amlin Challenge Cup player