From schools, youth, club and professional levels, the Awards recognise the role that they all play in the development of the game.
Terry Loughins of Diageo said: "Once again I look forward to a fantastic night of celebration as Ulster rugby select its best. With a superb new venue at La Mon House Hotel the scene is set for a night to remember."
While the top accolade of Guinness Ulster Rugby Personality of the Year will remain a closely guarded secret until the night, the nominees for the other awards represent clubs from right across the province, and are as follows:
CALOR GAS YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jarryd Bennett (Letterkenny), Dominic Gallagher (Lisburn), James Simpson (Ballynahinch)
NORTHERN BANK LTD SCHOOLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jonny Shiels, Nevin Spence, Niall Annett
KUKRI CLUB OF THE YEAR - Armagh, Letterkenny, Portadown
KEN GOODALL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PLAYER AT THE SPORTS INSTITUTE - Chris Cochrane (Queen's University RFC), Paul Karraynnis (Queen's University RFC), Ian Whitten (Queen's University RFC)
PERENNIALS DORRINGTON B. FAULKNER, 'UNSUNG HERO' AWARD - Towey Neale (Lisburn RFC), John Hamilton (Lisburn RFC), David Wishart (Dungannon RFC)
BANK OF IRELAND ULSTER PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Rory Best (Ulster Rugby - Belfast Harlequins), Tommy Bowe (Ulster Rugby - Belfast Harlequins), Matt McCullough (Ulster Rugby - Ballymena)
FIRST TRUST BANK CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Adam Telford (Instonians), Craig Woods (Ballymena), Ian Porter (Queens)
BELFAST TELEGRAPH MERIT AWARD - announced on Thursday, May 15
VODAFONE YOUNG ULSTER PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Niall O'Connor (Ulster Rugby - Belfast Harlequins), Mark McCrea (Ulster Rugby - Malone), David Pollock (Ulster Rugby - Dungannon)
GUINNESS ULSTER RUGBY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - announced on Thursday, May 15