seems as if a few years ago, comps would send you "beerbling" with your ribbons/medals. You might get a bottle opener, poster, or sometimes even more items. For the past two years, it would seem comps have adopted the policy of: "no bling unless you attend the comp, festival, etc, Then we'll hand it off to you."
Maybe it has to do with shipping costs, or something.
I would say, that different comps offer widely varying "prizes." -- I recently entered Badger Brewoff, which was advertised as "ribbons and prizes will be awarded." Low and behold, I placed in a category and received a colorful paper certificate with a cute badger on it. Lame. On the other hand, if you enter Hoppy Halloween, you may score a sweet handcrafted medal. If you win at Babble, as you know, you get totally awesome ribbons, but no bling.
Nice job on the BOS. I've only ever got one of those, and a "second place BOS. You should get something extra for that, if the world were truly just.