Retain capitalization on the official names of awards in both their singular and plural uses. Examples:
Four Distinguished Faculty Awards will be presented at this year’s Founders Day event. OR: Four people will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award at this year’s Founders Day event.
Wayne Harter has won five Adviser of the Year Awards. OR: Harter has won the Adviser of the Year Award five times.
However, if an award is not used by its official name in second references, capitalization is dropped (except for proper nouns): The Robert S. Brookings Award will be presented to Bernard Becker, MD; Becker said he is very proud to receive the Brookings award.