It looks like the original Johnny Bench award was renamed the Buster Posey award in 2019 and then Johnny started his own. So, there are two catcher awards.AJC article by Ken Sugiura here. I did not know that Johnny Bench makes the selection himself! I thought the decision was made by some type of committee.
Georgia Tech catcher Kevin Parada’s superior season has been recognized by one of the game’s all-time greats. On Tuesday, Parada was named the winner of the Johnny Bench Award, which is selected by the Hall of Fame catcher himself.www.ajc.com