Last year there were only about 20 voters and fair fewer than that for nominators. There were 88 vids and most of the categories had 3 or 4 nominees. So far this year (if you go from 15 Dec 2008 until now), I know of 55 Farscape vids. These are solely the ones at TF. I suck and LJ search and don't do YouTube, so there very well may be more than that. I can't recall any posted to the Farscape Fanvid community that weren't posted at TF, but that doesn't mean that's true.
Now, 55 vids should be more than enough to provide 5 or more vids per category, but I'll admit I have not watched them all and my memory about their subjects is fuzzy at best.
I am thinking of putting together a 2009/10 awards that would start accepting nominations on 1 Feb (roughly). But first I do need to see where the vids break out.
Also for this year would be the retirement of a few categories (either due to lack of eligible vids or redundancy):
Microt and half a microt – over 5 and under 3 minutes
Won't Get Fooled Again – Credit parody
Have I Got Your Attention Now? – Recruitment
PK Tech Vid
1812 – Instrumental
Season of Death - Tragedy
I have also toyed with focusing on the vids and retiring the 2 Best Vidder categories. There are about 7-8 folks eligible for each. With just retiring the 7 above, that reduces the categories to 13. I think that's a more manageable number.
Nominating and voting would also last between 2 to 3 weeks rather than a whole month.
If anyone has any feedback, please feel free to post here. I really hate to put the Awards on hiatus. A part of me knows that Farscape is a waning fandom and the Awards can't last forever, but the other part of me knows this gets vidders some exposure for their work. I also think that having it in the 'dead of winter' rather than over the holidays is an improvement. :)