Due to an issue beyond my control, I could not meet the deadline for Preview Release for Vanilla Awards (Badges). The release is now scheduled after Easter, on 06/04/2013.
I will use the additional time to fix some issues I found and to add some more features to the plugin. One of them, the Awards Leaderboard is complete (screenshot below).
I would like to thank all the readers who registered for the Preview Release and apologies for the delay. I wish all of you a great Easter!