The 10 nominees for the men's Rising Star trophy have been announced across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as part of the social media vote. The women's nominees will be announced on social media this evening.
The men's and women's Rising Star and European Athletes of the Year awards winners will be presented with their prestigious Golden Tracks trophies at the annual Golden Tracks award ceremony in Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday 26 October.
The social media vote accounts for 25 percent of the overall vote. The media vote, Member Federation vote and the European Athletics Expert Panel vote also accounts for 25 percent of the voting process.
Voting remains open on social media until 12:00pm CET on Friday 18 October. The votes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will be combined in order to determine the outcome of the social media vote. The three finalists in each category will be announced shortly after on social media.
The Rising Star awards were first handed out in 2007 to recognise and celebrate exceptional emerging talents. The inaugural winners were Jessica Ennis-Hill and Andrew Howe and recipients of the award since then have included Christophe Lemaitre, David Storl, Sandra Perkovic, Mariya Lasitskene and Nafissatou Thiam.
Men's Rising Star nominees