Nominations Open on the 9th of July 2018 and close on the 17th of August
Achievements from 18th August 2017 to 17th August 2018 will be considered for these awards.
For all awards, and to nominate someone or a club, see below.
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.