University of Waikato Blues Awards

University of Waikato Blues Awards

The annual University of Waikato Blues Awards (Blues) are one of Waikato University’s strongest traditions, recognising our students' highest sporting and artistic achievements.

At the University of Waikato we hold strong to the belief that people are central to the success of the University. The Blues are one of our biggest celebrations of success in sports and the arts. Our first Blues were awarded in 1971, with the tradition of the Creative and Performing Arts Blue joining the Sports Blue in 1990.

There are awards for individual and team achievements, emerging talent, and for service to sports or the arts.

Nominations for 2023 are now open

Submit a nomination

Nominations close on August 13. Read the Blues Awards Judging Criteria. For any queries around nominations email the Events Team at

Nominations for 2022 awards are now closed.

For any queries around nominations email the Events Team at

Awards evening

The Waikato Blues Awards will be hosted on the 1st October 2020. The event is invite-only, and invitations are being sent out shortly.

Watch the 2019 highlights:


Blues winners 2022

The Blues celebrate the commitment and achievements of students and acknowledge their contribution to the University of Waikato.

The awards also recognise students and non-students who play a valuable role in University sport and the creative and performing arts scene, either through coaching or administrating.

Blues Awards recognise national excellence through to world champions. They are a symbol of commitment and dedication that students are proud to receive, display, and even add to their resumés.

Blues winners

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There are no upcoming events in this series.