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University of Otago and OUSA Blues & Golds Awards 2022

University of Otago and OUSA Blues & Golds Awards 2022

University of Otago and OUSA Blues & Golds Awards 2022

 

Nominations are open! 

Select the award title to be taken to the nomination form for each award.

 

The "Blues and Golds Awards" recognise and celebrate the highest degree of sporting, cultural, community and arts achievements among University of Otago Students.

The original award of “Blues” (celebrating sporting success) has been around since 1908, with Golds (acknowledging arts and cultural success) making an appearance in 2002. Over the years additional awards have jumped aboard all in the name of changing times and celebrating the remarkable achievements of students.

 

Often going noticed or flying under the radar it's a real privilege to shine a light on the amazing pool of talent and contributions we have on campus.

 

Key Documents

The University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards Panel Terms of Reference

The University of Otago Blues and Golds Policy

The University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards Criteria

2022 Timeline

  • Mid May Expressions of Interest Open for the University of Otago Blues and Golds Panel
  • Late June/July Ratification of the University of Otago Blues and Golds Panel
  • June 20th Nominations Open
  • August 5th Nominations Close
  • September 28th Awards Ceremony

 

Recipient Nominations

Please read The University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards Criteria prior to starting nomination.

Select the award title to be taken to the nomination form for each award.

 

University of Otago Blues

The Blues Awards for sporting excellence are a long standing tradition that have been awarded at the University of Otago since 1908 – these are the greatest accolade that can be awarded to those University of Otago students that excel in their chosen sporting field.

 

University of Otago Golds

The Golds Awards are the highest accolade that the University of Otago can bestow on those University of Otago students involved in the cultural sphere. They reward excellence and exceptional achievement in the chosen artistic or cultural field. OUSA has awarded Golds Awards since 2002.

 

University of Otago Sportsperson of the Year & University of Otago Highly Commended Sportsperson of the Year

These awards recognise the high performance, service and example in their chosen field, including expressing the ideals of true sportsmanship.

 

University of Otago Māori Sportsperson of the Year

This Taonga, first awarded in 2000, recognises the most outstanding Māori Sportsperson at the University of Otago. This person best represents Māori through his or her performances in top-level sport.

 

University of Otago Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture

Recognises individuals, both University of Otago students and those who are not, who have made significant contributions to OUSA Clubs and Societies over a number of years. This may involve Administration, Coaching, Managing, Officiating and other contributions considered worthy by the OUSA Golds Panel.

 

OUSA Silver Service

OUSA awards a Silver Service Award to University of Otago students and members of its affiliated Clubs to recognise the exceptional contributions made by these people. This may involve Administration, Coaching, Managing, Officiating and other contributions considered worthy by the OUSA Golds Panel.

 

OUSA Coach of the Year

This award was introduced in 2013, to recognise the significant input and achievements of coaches in the community. This Award is available to any coach coaching an OUSA Affiliated Club or any University of Otago student coaching anywhere in the country.

 

OUSA Sports Club of the Year

Recognising excellence in the management, administration and promotion from an OUSA Affiliated Sports Club. Providing positive community awareness and engagement.

 

OUSA Society of the Year

Recognising excellence in the management, administration and promotion of any OUSA Affiliated Society. Providing positive community awareness and engagement.

 

OUSA Cultural Society of Year

Recognises excellence in the management, administration and promotion of any OUSA Affiliated Cultural Club or Society. Providing positive community awareness and engagement. This award is for International Cultural Clubs only.

 

Outstanding Member of the Dunedin Community

Do you know a student with an altruistic spirit who has given back to the Dunedin community during their time in Dunedin? A student who has shown exemplary leadership skills in a community project?

 

Outstanding member of the University of Otago Community

Do you know a student who has been an integral part of our university and deserves recognition? Have they shown impressive leadership skills to benefit the student or university community? Alternatively, have they been an exceptional volunteer at university or OUSA events.

 

University of Otago Blues and Golds Panel

Watch this space.