I have a few nominations for you here.
1. Best Large Team Format: TLO 2010. Begun April 18, 2010, ended July 22, 2011. Organizer Lindax. The TLO series is the best large team format I've seen. Its well run, consistently updated, has little sub games within the tournament (Christmas) and fairly simple to understand while still using a variety of maps.
2. Best Assassin Tournament: Masters of Assassin Begun June 20, 2011, currently in finals (obviously needs to finish this month to qualify). Organizer poptartpsycho18. I wasn't sure how this one was going to go but I really enjoyed it. THe game load wasn't too bad there was enough of a pause between rounds but not too much to make it forgotten. Its not a simple thing, well worthy of the TPA Major label.
3. Best 1v1 tournament: CC Golf Match Play Begun October 26, 2010, ended September 29, 2011. Organizer: shaneback. The 1v1 format often is a bracket style which this one is but this one has the twist of playing golf style match play using twice on each map for 18 "holes" Well organized, kept up to date and original concept.
4. Best Terminator Tournament: Exterminator Begun January 3, 2011, ended December 8, 2011. Never stalemated, always updated, constantly moving forward yet clear in the objectives as to how to survive. An original format for terminators.
I would also like to nominate Night Strike for the career award. He's run the tournament department for longer than any other TD in CC history and has overseen tremendous growth. He took the tremendous base that OptimusPrime left him and has built on it with decisions that weren't always popular but always moved the tournament department forward. His hands are often tied by the webmaster but he rarely complains (at least in public) about that. He has recruited a solid group of TDs to assist him over the years, replacing and refilling as needed. There are certainly people who have disagreed with his decisions, as I have at times as well, but I've never doubted that he has always listened to what is said in all the tournament forums and tried to make the best decisions possible for the CC tournament community. Had I been in his shoes I'd have walked away from his often thankless job many years ago and yet here he still stands, his hand still firmly on the rudder steering tournaments into the future. And so I nominate Night Strike for meritous career service to the CC tournament community.