I hope this post isn't too cheeky of me. I don't mean it to be.
I'm one of the forum admins over at The Webcomic List and I found this thread whilst doing a quick google search.
A while back now some of our forum members were discussing the WCCAs and thought it was a shame that it didn't look like there was going to be one this year. It was suggested that it might be an idea to try and do one ourselves, so I offered to run the whole affair if my bosses at the site said yes, which they did and I've been working with a small committee of people since to get this thing going.
The nomination process went live today.
The basics of the awards are pretty similar to how the WCCAs have done things in the past. It's open to webcomic creators, but we've also opened it up to other people involved in webcomics as well, such as bloggers, podcast presenters, site administrators and so on, basically anyone that makes some kind of input into webcomics as a whole.
We have an open nomination period, which is from today until the 13th of December and then the five comics in each category go through to a small panel of judges. The members of the panel vary from comic to comic. There's a page listing who they all are on the awards section of the site. All the committee members and judges are completely excluded from being nominated for any awards and so are any site staff not involved in the awards.
If you're interested in knowing any more the site is now live at http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/awards/
Oh, and Dr Legostar if you're reading this, although there isn't a dedicated photo-comic award, there are three different art awards - Best Black and White Art, Best Colour Art and Best Non-Traditional Art. This last one covers the likes of photo-comics, pixel art, collage and 3D models.