Ford kicked three goals from 13 disposals and assisted a further two majors in his side's streak-breaking win over the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday in Tasmania.
The Kangaroos forward joins teammates Harry Sheezel and George Wardlaw in securing a nomination for the Rising Star Award in 2023, with North Melbourne one of three clubs to have a trio of nominees make the shortlist.
West Coast (Reuben Ginbey, Jai Culley and Elijah Hewett) and Brisbane (Will Ashcroft, Darcy Wilmot and Jaspa Fletcher) also managed three nominations each, with 12 of the 18 clubs having at least one player feature in the final list.
11 of the 24 nominees were drafted last year, with this year's four most favoured young guns split between first and second-year players.
Among the notable names to miss out on a nomination include Essendon pair Jye Menzie and Elijah Tsatas, Suns midfielder Elijah Hollands, 2022 No.1 pick Aaron Cadman and Hawks youngster Cameron Mackenzie.
The Rising Star Award will be voted on by the All-Australian selection committee and senior talent figure Kevin Sheehan, with the winner to be announced on Wednesday night at the AFL's Awards ceremony.
2023 AFL Rising Stars Nominees
Round 12 - Jacob Van Rooyen (Melbourne)
Round 18 - Judd McVee (Melbourne)
Round 21 - Ollie Hollands (Carlton)
Round 23 - Matthew Johnson (Fremantle)
Round 24 - Eddie Ford (North Melbourne)