I will go out on a limb here and suggest that, as long as the qualification
for receiving the prize remains forever open and undefined, the nomination process is a futile exercise and the winner should be kept unknown, or only a darkly held secret in TowerMan's heart, until the moment of presentation.
That way, there is nothing for anyone to do ahead of time to "earn" the honor, lest someone risk life, limb or wallet in vying for it, and its presentation will create the maximum confusion, embarrassment and desire to hand it back to Richard at the next NVM and be freed from the stigma, plus get the atrocious thing out of the garage.
That's my best thinking on it. I can't come to collect it, so it's not going to be on me...