I wonder what they changed that warrants changing the manual before they have the chance for a team update… Hopefully it won’t make discussions confusing, since this update was dropped kind of quietly.
The unencrypted files are not yet uploaded. The files currently on the field manual webpage are still encrypted. If you download the files to a computer using adobe acrobat (not just the reader), or other PDF managing software, you will be able to remove the encryption using the password.
You can find the Awards section (along with all other game related materials) on the Game & Season Materials page under the General Team Materials section. My understanding is that because so much of the material is evergreen, FIRST found that it benefited teams to have that information available year-round.
(Disclaimer: I work for AndyMark, not FIRST, but I’m pretty sure I saw that explanation in a Frank’s Blog in the last few years)