Clubs and Societies

2021 Blues and Golds Awards

2021 Blues and Golds Awards


The University of Otago and OUSA proudly presents the 2021 Blues and Golds Awards


Nominations are open 12th July to 13th of August 2021.

See awards and nomination forms below:

The Awards:


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.

To nominate someone for a Blue, click here 


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​ ​student’s​ ​chosen​ ​artistic​ ​or​ ​cultural​ ​field. OUSA​ ​has​ ​awarded​ ​Golds​ ​Awards​ ​since​ ​2002.

To nomimate someone for a Gold, click here


University​ ​of​ ​Otago​ ​Graduates’​ ​Association​ ​‘Outstanding​ ​Contribution​ ​to​ ​Arts​ ​and Culture’​

Recognises​ ​individuals who have​ ​made​ ​significant​ ​contributions​ ​to​ ​Arts and Culture at the University of Otago.

To nominate someone for the Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture, click here


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.

To nominate someone for a Silver, click here


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.

To nominate someone for Coach of the year, click here


University​ ​of​ ​Otago​ ​‘Maori​ ​Sportsperson​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year’​

This​ ​taonga,​ ​first​ ​awarded​ ​in​ ​2000,​ ​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.

To nominate someone for Maori Sportsperson, click here


University​ ​of​ ​Otago​ ​‘Sportswoman​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year’​

First​ ​awarded​ ​in​ ​1960​,​ ​this​ ​award​ ​recognises​ ​the​ ​most​ ​outstanding​ ​Sportswoman ​​at​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Otago​ ​for​ ​the​ ​year.

To nominate someone for Sportswoman of the year, click here 


​University of Otago ‘Sportsman​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year’​

First​ ​awarded​ ​in​ ​1960​,​ ​this​ ​award​ ​recognises​ ​the​ ​most​ ​outstanding​ ​Sportsman​​ at​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Otago​ ​for​ ​the​ ​year.

To nominate someone for Sportsman of the year, click here  

OUSA​ ​‘Sports​ ​Club​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year’​

Recognises​ ​excellence​ ​in​ ​the​ ​administration​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Sports​ ​Club,​ ​and​ ​promotion​ ​of​ ​OUSA​ ​in a​ ​positive​ ​light,​ ​from​ ​any​ ​affiliated​ ​OUSA​ ​Sports​ ​Club.

To nominate your club, click here 


OUSA​ ​‘Society​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year’​

Recognises​ ​excellence​ ​in​ ​the​ ​administration​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Society,​ ​and​ ​promotion​ ​of​ ​OUSA​ ​in​ ​a positive​ ​light,​ ​from​ ​any​ ​affiliated​ ​OUSA​ ​Society.

To nominate your society, click here


OUSA​ ​‘Cultural​ ​Society​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year’​

Recognises​ ​excellence​ ​in​ ​the​ ​administration​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Cultural​ ​Society,​ ​and​ ​promotion​ ​of OUSA​ ​in​ ​a​ ​positive​ ​light,​ ​from​ ​any​ ​affiliated​ ​OUSA​ ​Cultural​ ​Society.​ ​This​ ​award​ ​is​ ​for International​ ​Clubs​ ​only.

To nominate your Cultural Society, click here


OUSA​ Outstanding Member of the Dunedin Community

Do you know someone with an altruistic spirit who has given back to the Dunedin community during their time as a student? Or a student who has shown exemplary leadership skills in a community project? Make sure these community-minded students making a difference in Dunedin are acknowledged with an Otago award.

To nominate someone for the Dunedin Community award, click here


OUSA​ Outstanding Member of the University 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? Or have they been an exceptional volunteer at university or OUSA events. If any of the above sounds like someone you know, nominate them for an Otago award to acknowledge their hard work and dedication to giving back to the Otago community.

To nominate someone for the University Community award, click here

For more information on the awards, click here!