England's Jack Clifford, Wales' Sam Davies and New Zealand's Ardie Savea have been nominated for IRB Junior Player of the Year.
The winner is set to be announced following the final at the Stade de la Rabine in Vannes on Sunday.
A panel comprising commentators, official TV production team and analysts selected their top three players from every match across the four rounds and a shortlist was then provided for the 12 coaches to vote on their top three players.
"I'm really surprised to be nominated - but obviously delighted," said Clifford.
"I'm massively fortunate to be part of a strong team who all work hard for each other - we get on well off the pitch and I think that has reflected on our performances. I definitely wouldn't have received this nomination without the help and support of the rest of the squad. The other two guys nominated have been playing very well and it's nice to be thought of in the same bracket."
"Jack has been excellent for us all season - he is highly respected by the players and all of the management," said England Head Coach Nick Walshe.
"He leads from the front and has been one of our top performers this season. He's not one to necessarily give out big speeches but he leads from the front and others want to follow him.
"He's a fantastic player and we're pleased with how he has gone during the Junior World Championship - to have our captain nominated for this award, alongside two guys who have also played extremely well, is very pleasing."
"The IRB Junior World Championship is all about building character through a strong team ethic and achieving success through solidarity, discipline, respect, passion and integrity and the class of 2013 have once again demonstrated that the future of our sport is in very good hands," said IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset.
"This event has a proven track record as a finishing school for the future stars of Rugby and more than 230 players have graduated to perform on the international stage.
"While it is difficult to predict who will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Braid, Cruden, Savea, Ford and Serfontein, and it is even more difficult to select a shortlist when there have been so many outstanding performances, the nominees thoroughly deserve their place.
"My congratulations go to the nominees, their teams and every player who has contributed to what is once again a wonderful showcase for the future of our game."