14 Nominees have been chosen so far they include
Bash the Piñata, Brett Chise, Equinoxx, Fang, Feather, and Fin (Tofte, Chipper, and Gale), Jeff Snider (Scruffywoofie), Kite’s Windswept Wanderings, Mango Peach the axollama, Moms of Furries, Rusty Bourne, Shrapnel Vargr, Star Raccoon, TheGothiccCinnibon, VancouFUR staff (group nominees), Volf.
Descriptions why they were nominated https://www.askpapabear.com/2023-nominees.html
Most notably Moms of Furries who in my opinion has done more to help the fandom and furries in general than even some cons.
Will update later