Blues and Golds Awards
University of Otago Blues and Golds are the highest honours OUSA can present to students who have excelled in Sport, Arts, Culture or Services to these activities.
This Year (2012) the Blues and Golds Awards Ceremonies will jointly held at the OUSA Aquatic Centre with a ceremony celebrating the diverse range of extracurricular activities at Otago and those who excel in their chosen passion. This gorgeous venue is nestled on the waterfront of the Dunedin harbour and offers stunning views from its function room, the perfect place for the Golds 10th Anniversary! The Awards shall be presented at a Cocktail Evening, with non-alcoholic options and canapes. We are having two special guest speakers, each representing the sporting and cultural spheres of distinction, as well as members from the sporting and cultural communities.Nominations are now open and close on the 27th of July at 5pm, please hand any forms into the OUSA Clubs Development Team at the Clubs and Societies Building by this time. Email email@example.com if you have any enquiries. Those deemed to have excelled to the highest degree in their chosen field shall be conferred their awards at the University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards Ceremony. Anybody is able to nominate appropriate persons they believe to be of sufficient merit to have one of the Awards bestowed upon them. OUSA Affiliation Clubs and Societies are welcome to nominate themselves for the OUSA Sports Club and Society of the Year Awards.
Nominations for 2012 Blue and Gold awards close Friday 27 July 2012 at 4pm.
Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award
Outstanding Contribution to Art and Culture Award
Club of the Year
Silver Service Award
University of Otago Golds Award
The Golds Awards are the highest accolade that the University of Otago community can bestow on those University of Otago students involved in the cultural sphere. They reward excellence and exceptional achievement in the students chosen cultural or artistic field. This year marks the 10th year anniversary that OUSA has presented and awarded Golds Awards for cultural excellence and achievement.
University of Otago Blues Award
The Blues Awards for sporting excellence are a long standing tradition that have been awarded at the University of Otago for the last 105 years; these are the greatest accolade that can be awarded to those University of Otago students that excel in their chosen field of sport.
This was first awarded in 1960 and recognises the most outstanding sportsperson at the University of Otago for the year.Maori Sportsperson of theYear Award This taonga was first awarded in 2000; it recognises the most outstanding Maori Sportsperson at the University of Otago who has best represented Maori through his or her performances in top level sport.
OUSA Silver Service Award
OUSA awards an OUSA Silver Service Award to students at the University of Otago and members of its affiliated Sports Clubs and Societies to recognise the exceptional contributions made by these people in OUSA Club Administration, Humanitarian, Community, Environmental, or other relevant volunteer involvement.University of Otago Graduates' Association Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture Award
Recognises both University of Otago students and non-students who have made significant contributions to University life or to OUSA affiliated Societies.University of Otago Graduates' Association Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award
Recognises individuals, both students at the University of Otago and those who are not, who have made significant contributions to OUSA Sports Clubs over a number of years. This may involve club administration, coaching, refereeing, umpiring, managing, judging, and other contributions consideredworthy by the OUSA Blues Panel.
OUSA Sport Club of the Year Award and OUSA Society of the Year Award
Recognises excellence in the administration of a club, club activity, and promotion of OUSA in a positive light (in context of the aims of the club) from OUSA affiliated Sports Clubs/Societies.