Kind of a late update, as the Preview Release was distributed on 07/04/2013 to the Users who registered their interest in becoming early adopters. Just a couple of days passed, and I already received tons of valuable feedback from them. The response, so far, has been enthusiastic, and I’m working to make the Awards Plugin even better.
Next release will be ready soon, with several bug fixes and new features, one of which will be the ability of importing and exporting Awards/Badges and Award Classes in a couple of clicks. This will introduce the possibility of creating Awards sets that can be shared with other Vanilla Forums owners.
Also, the Awards plugin is just the first step in the creation of a complete Reputation Management System for Vanilla Forums, which will include highly sought after features, such as Reactions and Ranks (currently in development).
The date of the Preview Release 2 will be announced soon, so keep an eye on our site!