As for the same people winning, I feel that comment is unfair. The people who took part did so fairly and I'm sure no one goes into it expecting to win, after all, it is voted on by the readers.
I know that I vote for the stories I love, I wouldn't look at the categories and think "well she's never won so I'll vote for her". If I'm voting for the same people over again it's because I love their stories. In fact, in some categories there were tough choices to be made.
I enjoy these awards, they're a bit of fun and I hope they'll carry on in the future!
To be honest, if I ever found out that's why someone voted for me (for example) I'd be mad. Because that's more a pity vote than, "hey her story was amazing and I loved it!" sort of deal. Like everyone's pretty much said, these things are decided by the people who take the time to vote and nominate. It is what is is.
And I for one, appreciate all the effort that our mods put into this.