This award goes back many years. It has been hit and miss, never administered by people that will stay with it. Award funds in past years dried up and GSBF went thru some rough patches in the last five years. They are doing better and the Kinshu award is a byproduct of that. You will also note that the New talent competition will also end this year at GSBF due to ABS cancelling its convention.
GSBF will probably be the last survivor of the convention as we know it.