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Student Athlete NIL is proud to announce the nominations for the 2024 NIL Awards, recognizing exceptional achievement by student-athletes, brands and institutions during the first year of name, image and likeness. The NIL Awards gala ceremony will take place on the evening of Sunday, June 23 at the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 NIL Summit.

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Award Categories And Nominees

Female Athlete of the Year

This award recognizes the female student-athletes that have exhibited the best use of their Name, Image, and Likeness. Judges will consider student-athletes that have best leveraged their NIL across multiple activations, platforms and campaigns to create maximum impact for their partners.

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Male Athlete of the Year

This award recognizes the male student-athletes that have exhibited the best use of their Name, Image, and Likeness. Judges will consider student-athletes that have best leveraged their NIL across multiple activations, platforms and campaigns to create maximum impact for their partners.

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Innovator of the Year

This award recognizes the student-athlete that has best exemplified innovation and creativity through novel usage of their Name, Image and Likeness to generate tremendous value for their partners and/or themselves.

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Hustle Award

This award recognizes the student-athlete that utilized an unrelenting determination combined with entrepreneurial savvy, to excel in their Name, Image and Likeness endeavors off the field or court.

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Scholar Athlete of the Year

This award recognizes the student-athlete that achieved exceptional results in the classroom and in their respective sport, while maximizing their Name, Image and Likeness for the greater good.

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Athlete Advocate of the Year

This award recognizes the student-athlete that has best leveraged their Name, Image and Likeness to create substantial impact towards their community, non-profit, and/or philanthropic causes.

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Breakthrough Athlete of the Year

This award recognizes the student-athlete that, following one or more outstanding performances on the field or court, took advantage of the moment to maximize their Name, Image and Likeness opportunities.

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Highschool Athlete Of The Year

This award recognizes male and female student-athletes that have exhibited the best use of their Name, Image, and Likeness on the high school level. Judges will consider student-athletes that have best leveraged their NIL across multiple activations, platforms and campaigns to create maximum impact for their partners.

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Best Group Campaign

This award recognizes a brand or organization who showed excellence in collaboration with a team of student-athletes at one or more schools, and across multiple media channels (print, digital, etc.) to generate maximum impact and consumer conversation.

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Best Institutional Program

This award recognizes a college or institution that has shown exceptional commitment to supporting its student-athletes in maximizing their Name, Image and Likeness opportunities through a combination of education, resources and industry-leading innovation.

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Brand Of The Year

This award recognizes creative excellence by a brand or organization for collaboration with a student-athlete. Judges will award the brand that has demonstrated how partnership, creativity, and novel activation in NIL can drive exceptional results and engagement.

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