Clubs and Societies

2019 Blues and Golds Awards

2019 Blues and Golds Awards


The University of Otago and OUSA proudly presents the 2019 Blues and Golds Awards


Nominations will open on Monday the 8th of July 2019

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.


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.


University​ ​of​ ​Otago​ ​Graduates’​ ​Association​ ​‘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​ ​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.


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.


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

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’​

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’​

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’​

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

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

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.

For more information on the awards, click here!