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Blues Awards nomination form

Nominations are now open for the University of Waikato Blues – a prestigious award that recognises excellence in sport, creative and performing arts. Use this form to nominate yourself if you meet the criteria, to nominate a student, or to nominate a team for an award.

The applicable period for achievements is 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. Nominations close 7th August 2022.

If you are nominating a student for a Blue, you will need to know their student ID number, and know they have met the criteria of being a current student as outlined in the form below:

Award Type
Award Type * Please indicate the type of award you are applying for
Pou Ahurea This 'taonga' is presented to the Māori person (iwi must be shown in Details section of nomination) who is judged to be supreme in their achievements in sport or in the creative and performing arts.

Sporting or Creative and Performing Arts Blue

A University of Waikato Blue will be awarded to University of Waikato students who have achieved one or more of the following:

Regional
  • Winner regional competition, if a group composition, screen media output or performance a second notable composition, screen media output or performance (individual or group) must accompany this regional result.
  • Perform or play lead role in a regional composition, screen media output or performance.
  • Competed for a Senior Regional Representative Team at the Sports’ National Championships and gained a team placing, named recognition (such as MVP, Golden Boot, member of the tournament team), or medalled in an individual event.
National
  • Composition/Screen Media Output/Performance accepted into National Festival
  • Finalist in National competition
  • Placing with National Organisation
  • Perform or play key role in a National performance
  • Competed for a Senior Provincial Franchise Team (professional or semi-professional), such as Magic, Northern Knights, or Chiefs.
International
  • Composition, Screen Media Output or Performance accepted into International Festival
  • Other successes on the international stage
  • Gaining a place at an international summer school with restricted entry
  • Acceptance into an international competition with entry by audition
  • Any prize-winning in an international competition
  • Competed for a Senior National Representative team in a significant International Event.
  • An age group medallist at a significant International Event.

Emerging Talent Sporting or Creative and Performing Arts

Emerging Talent Award is presented to a maximum of two people each year (one for sport and one for creative and performing arts), who is under 20 years of age (as of the end date of the qualifying period), in the first year of their tertiary study (have completed no more than 120 pts at any tertiary institution) and who is judged to have the most promising career in their sport or creative and performing arts discipline.

Sports Team of the Year

Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Award

The Sports Team of the Year is a meritorious award only presented if the team has achieved as per the sporting blue criteria or the achievement is significantly “historic” for the University of Waikato. The award is only presented if the criteria is met, there is a maximum of one award per year.

Creative and Performing Arts Group of the Year

Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Award

The Creative and Performing Arts Group of the Year is a meritorious award only presented if the team has achieved as per the creative and performing arts blue criteria or the achievement is significantly “historic” for the University of Waikato. The award is only presented if the criteria is met, there is a maximum of one award per year.

Outstanding Contribution to Enhancing Performance Award

The Outstanding Contribution to Enhancing Performance Award recognises persons coaching, tutoring, administering, managing, directing, refereeing or officiating, etc. and will often be a combination of the above.

The recipient will have made a significant contribution to the performance of a University of Waikato student or team or an individual or team that is linked to the University community such as secondary schools.

Students and non-students are eligible and this award recognises achievement in sport as well as the creative and performing arts. Please note that University staff undertaking this role as part of their employment are not eligible for this Award.

The Judges' decisions will be based on the following:

  • Contribution to the development or success of the composition, screen media output, performance, organisation or event
  • Role and duties emphasizing their contribution to the development of the composition, screen media output, performance, organisation or event
  • The skills that they have brought to the composition, screen media output, performance, organisation or event
  • Impact on the composition, screen media output, performance, organisation or event
  • The level of composition, screen media output, performance, organisation or event
  • Contribution to performing arts and culture or sport at the University of Waikato

Long Service Award

The Long Service Award is presented to a maximum of one person each year to acknowledge long voluntary service, for a minimum of ten years, to sport or the creative and performing arts that has positively influenced a University of Waikato club or the campus community. This award can only be awarded once to the same person.

Nominator Details
Nominee Details Club, Creative Group or Sports Team Details
(as it will appear on the award)
Completed 45 credits over the last 12 months?
Achievements
Please refer to judging criteria to ensure you include the required information, such as event dates and names.
Referee