It also depends on the number of entries and if the Coordinator insists that the judges give out all the awards (predetermined prizes, so to speak). I've ran into this as a judge. I was told I HAD to give out ALL the awards even though there wasn't enough entries (ex- 1 Master entered, therefore "best master" no matter if they were up to par with "master"). Some awards doubled up, which personally I'm not a fan of. On the other hand, I have judged other Masquerades and it was up to our discretion on what awards we would give out. I don't judge at events that make be give out every award no matter what. It cheapens the event, IMO.
Anyhow! Woo! People forget after 2 weeks anyhow who won. Life moves on.