As for the judging/voting…I had to give that a lot of thought, so I apologize for a non-quick answer. I really think popular vote is the way to do it rather than a panel of judges. That mostly stems from me thinking the US Electoral College is unbelievably silly. I'm always happy to hear your opinions on the matter, though, so I'm not setting anything in stone until August 1 (when the nomination form is official).
I'd like to have presenters though, like last time - people who volunteer to make a couple pages announcing the top five - maybe recognize some other strong contenders - and some big showy thing announcing the winner.
You still need to make sure the code stipulates one vote per member. As someone mentioned above, people will be in here clicking all day long on their favorite.
Do you have a category for dramatic series, or gay/lesbian? There are a number of lesbian series hosted here right now that I'd have a hard time deciding who to vote for!! I've formatted my own series for a teen demographic, so I'd sure hate to be out of the running, but I need to take a look around and see if there are any other series in those categories out there.