Dunno, this does need a bit of organization. Why not do it in roughly the same format as the photo contest? Let's say each month will be a different category such as friendliest member, best advice to newbies etc. Users have 15 days to nominate someone. The names then go into a poll that users vote on in the remaining 15 days of the month. How does that sound?
So, since this was your idea, Diablo, pick a category for the month of October (we pretty much missed September). Have DQ help you set up the polling options. You may need to contact the Admin for some help to make this an official thing. Winners wouldn't get any award, just the recognition of their peers.
And I would always nominate Copper for best photos.