According to askpapabear :
As many of you are aware, Dogbomb passed away after a battle with ALS. The intention of the award was that it should go to a living furry, but Dogbomb was nominated while he was still with us, and I didn’t have the heart to take him off the list. So, unfortunately, this first award is being awarded posthumously. The $1,000 prize money has been donated to the ALS Association. The trophy will, hopefully, be sent to next of kin as soon as I obtain contact information.