I for one am not surprised at the recognition you received. I do believe you underestimate your skill set. That said, underestimating oneself generally is advantageous as it pushes us to new limits of achievement.
So glad to hear you earned the award as recognition of your skills. The tickets to Shuttleworth are a nice addition. I know you didn't have the opportunity to take the award home, but did you get a snapshot of it? Would be nice to see how it looks.