I've done a little bit of searching but haven't found much beyond some speculation. Does anyone know how the award score is calculated? I've been MVP a number of times but I don't think I've ever been the top award score before (came close but not quite) so it makes me wonder what I'm not doing in regards to that.
The Award Score is the total of the points received through awards in that round. Awards include ribbons, medals, attachment unlocks, and service stars.
The round you get a vehicle or class service star (10,000 pts) you'll most likely get Top Award Score.