It really gets up my goat's nose when annual awards are given out to people for just doing their job. You know, all those public servants who get paid very nicely and then are awarded with a a couple of initials after their name. Captains of Industry, who have made squillions and get a gong for hosting occasional charity dinners, and thereby increase their profile. We in Australia have a proud history of it and it goes back to Britain where it is also still practised.
It used to be the same for Victoria's father of the year award. It was always someone famous who seemed to be an impossibly high achieving and busy celebrity of sorts and was yet was the perfect father!!!
So good on you Chris Berry. I have never heard of you and doubt I will gain, but you sound to be a deserving recipient of the award.