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USASA Club Awards


USASA Club Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work done by Clubs to build community, create opportunities and develop networks for students at UniSA. Nominate for 2021 awards now.

  • Find tips on writing your nomination here.
  • Want to tell your club members about the awards to nominate your club for? A Canva marketing pack is available to all clubs to use to assist in promoting the awards here.
  • Past winners can be viewed here.



This award celebrates the outstanding achievement of one club throughout the last 12 months (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2021). This award acknowledges a club that has brought significant value to the UniSA community, successfully engages students with events and activities, maintains regular contact with members and delivers on their objectives and purpose.

This award is supported by the Business School of the University of South Australia and Scooda.

 

Prize Pool

  • $750 for the club
  • $250 Scooda voucher
  • Perpetual Shield (kept on Campus)
  • Trophy
  • Award pins for Club Executives
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives

Selection Process

  • Anyone may nominate any USASA club for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations will be assessed, and a winner will be selected by the Awards Selection Committee
  • Nominations close on August 31, 2021
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • Winner will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received

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This award acknowledges an outstanding USASA Club, as voted by USASA Clubs. This club is identified by its peers as being a great contributor to the UniSA community.

Prize Pool

  • $500 for the club
  • Perpetual Shield (kept on Campus)
  • Trophy
  • Award pins for Club Executives
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives

Selection Process

Each club will have the opportunity to vote for the clubs they most admire using the below form. The eligible club with the highest point total will be declared the winner at the USASA Club Awards Night.


An eligible vote meets the following requirements:

  • Must include three separate clubs
  • Clubs may not vote for themselves
  • Only one submission per club will be admissible
  • Only a Club Executive may submit a vote on behalf of their club

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This award celebrates an individual club executive who has been identified by the UniSA community as an outstanding leader. This executive member has exceptional character and has demonstrated clear dedication to their club(s).

This award is supported by the University of South Australia Student Life Team.
 

Prize Pool

  • $500 cash prize
  • Perpetual Shield (kept on Campus)
  • Trophy
  • Award pin
  • Certificate of Award
Selection Process
  • Anyone may nominate any individual club executive committee member for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations close on August 31, 2021
  • Nominations will be assessed, and a winner will be selected by the Awards Selection Committee
  • Shortlisted nominees will be advised of their nomination
  • The winner will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received

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This award celebrates an outstanding original club event that successfully engaged UniSA students; demonstrated creativity in marketing, promotion and use of space; and achieved key objectives within budget.

This award is supported by Olympic Party Hire.

Prize Pool

  • $750 for the club
  • $250 Olympic Party Hire voucher
  • Perpetual Shield (kept on Campus)
  • Trophy
  • Award pin for Club Executives
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives
Selection Process
  • Anyone may nominate any club event for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations close on August 31, 2021
  • Nominations will be assessed, and a winner will be selected by the Awards Selection Committee
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • Winner will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received


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This award celebrates a collaboration between two or more USASA clubs throughout the last 12 months (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2021). This collaboration can take place in any form, be it running an event together, collaborating on an online campaign, working together to make and sell merchandise, or other initiatives.


Prize Pool

  • $1000 distributed between winning clubs
  • Trophies for each winning club
  • Award pins for Club Executives of all clubs
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives of all clubs
Selection Process
  • Anyone may nominate any club for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations close on August 31, 2021
  • Nominations will be assessed, and a winner will be selected by the Awards Selection Committee
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • Winner will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received


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This award celebrates an outstanding club that has been established in the last 18 months (1 March 2020 – 31 August 2021). This club has exceeded all expectations in its inaugural year, surpassing membership expectations, meeting all USASA requirements, and establishing itself as a valuable contributor to the UniSA community. 

This award is supported by the University of South Australia Student Life Team.


Prize Pool

  • $500 for the club
  • 3 x tickets to Club Training Camp 2022
  • Perpetual Shield (kept on Campus)
  • Trophy
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives
  • Award pins for Club Executives
Selection Process
  • Anyone may nominate any club for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations close on August 31, 2021
  • Nominations will be assessed, and a winner will be selected by the Awards Selection Committee
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • Winner will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received


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This award acknowledges exceptional use of creativity to develop a product to fundraise, promote the club or benefit members.

This award is supported by Scooda.

Prize Pool

  • $500 for the club
  • $250 Scooda voucher
  • Perpetual Shield (kept on Campus)
  • Trophy
  • Award pins for Club Executives
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives
Selection Process
  • Anyone may nominate any club merchandise item for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations close on August 31, 2021
  • Nominations will be assessed, and a winner will be selected by the Awards Selection Committee
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • Winner will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received

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This award acknowledges the exceptional use of creativity to develop a marketing campaign to promote the club or club event.

This award is supported by Scooda.

Prize Pool

  • $500 for the club
  • $250 Scooda voucher
  • Perpetual Shield (kept on Campus)
  • Trophy
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives
  • Award pins for Club Executives
Selection Process
  • Anyone may nominate any club marketing campaign for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations close on August 31, 2021
  • Nominations will be assessed, and a winner will be selected by the Awards Selection Committee
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • Winner will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received

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Do you know a Club or a Club Executive that deserves an award for something not covered by our other award categories?
Miscellaneous Awards exist to celebrate the smaller things in life, the quirks that make each Club unique, and the gaps in our other award categories. Do you know a Club that works its social media harder than a Kardashian? Or a Club that is most likely to give our Clubs Administrative Officer a heart attack? Tell us about it and they might just get an award for it...

Prize Pool
  • Bespoke trophy
Selection Process
  • Anyone may nominate any club or club executive for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations close on August 31, 2021
  • The Awards Selection Committee will consider each nomination and select awards based on the reasoning in the nomination
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Winners will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night


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This award celebrates a Club with outstanding financial management, as determined by USASA's Club Staff and Janet Henrie, USASA's Finance Officer.

Prize Pool

  • Certificate of Award for President & Treasurer
  • Award pins for President & Treasurer
  • Perpetual Trophy
Selection Process
  • The recipient of this award is selected by the USASA Finance Officer and USASA's Club Staff
  • Winner will be announced at the 2021 USASA Club Awards Night
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Past Winners

Club of the Year

2020 - Tourism and Event Management Club
2019 - Women in STEM UniSA
2018 - UniSA Rainbow Club
2017 - Aviation Student Organisation
 

People's Choice Award

2020 - Women in STEM UniSA
2019 - University of South Australia Rainbow Club
2018 - UniSA Society of Engineers
 

Club Executive of the Year

2020 - Ally Reade (Women in STEM UniSA)
2019 - Joshua Steele (Artist Gamers Programmer United)
2019 Highly Commended - Eerin Wilson (ROUSTAH)
2018 - Natrydd Sigurthur (UniSA Rainbow Club)
2017 - Mathieu Bazin (IPITS)
 

Club Event of the Year

2020 - Health Management Society (UNICONN)
2019 - Showpony (Showpony Open Mic)
2018 - Oxfam on Campus UniSA (Oxfam Meets Culture)
2017 - Bright Futures (Effective Approach to Networking Workshop)
 

New Club of the Year

2020 - UniSA Human Resource Management Club
2019 - Health Management Society
2018 - UniSA Art Club
2017 - Human Movement Society
 

Best Club Merch

2020 - Artist Gamers Programmer United (Hoodie)
2019 - Student Sustainability Collective (Sustainable Notebook)
2018 - UniSA Contemporary Arts (T-shirt)
 

Best Marketing Campaign

2020 - International Students Business Society - Vietnam Chapter (Self-Care Challenge)
2019 - Education Social Club (EDUC Pub Crawl: The Magic Booze Bus)
2018 - Illustration and Animation Grad Show (Quiz Night)
 

Janet Henrie Golden Calculator

2020 - Artist Gamers Programmer United
2019 - UniSA Toastmasters Club
2018 - UniSA Physiotherapy Student Society
2017 - UniSA Occupational Therapy Student Society
 

Miscellaneous

2020 - 
Shaking Things Up - A person who has been a force for positive change - Tabitha Lean (Aboriginal Student Club)
Iso Breaker - A club that led by example during the COVID Pandemic and highlighted the different ways you can engage members digitally - UniSA Rainbow Club

2019 - 
Power of Observation Award - A club that supports student art by inspiring creativity and observing the world around them -  Photography Club
Top Fan - A person who is extremely engaged with USASA and club social media - Jack Du (Music Lovers)
Spotted on Campus Award - A club that has been noticed to have a significant presence on campus - Vietnamese Students Society

2018 - 
Phoenix Award - Club that rose from the ashes for a new start - UniSA Psychology Society

2017 -
Unshook Award - Club who have displayed strength and composure despite a challenging political climate – UniSA Rainbow Club
BFF Award – Club that always extends open arms to students new to Australia, giving students an opportunity to make new friends and celebrate - Vietnamese Student Society
Buried Treasurer Award – Club that has changed treasurer more times than Australia has changed prime minister - African Society at UniSA

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