Clubs and Societies

2018 University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards

2018 University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards


Nominations for the 2018 Blues and Golds Awards have now closed.


The Awards:


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​ ​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’​ ​Award

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.


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

Recognises​ ​individuals,​ ​both​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Otago​ ​students​ ​and​ ​those​ ​who​ ​are​ ​not,​ ​who have​ ​made​ ​significant​ ​contributions​ ​to​ ​OUSA​ ​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’​ ​Award

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’​ ​Award

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.


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

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.



University​ ​of​ ​Otago​ ​‘Sportswoman​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year’​ ​and​ ​‘Sportsman​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year’​ ​Awards

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


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

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


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

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


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

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.


OUSA​ Outstanding Member of the Dunedin Community Award

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.


OUSA​ Outstanding Member of the University Community Award

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.