USASA Club Awards Nominations

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 2022 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.

Club Awards Night

Tickets go on sale Monday 5th September, to attend the annual USASA Club Awards Night. 
Here's what you need to know:

  •  Friday 21 October, 7:30 pm
  • Adelaide Oval

Find out more by clicking going or interested in the Facebook Event below. 


Club Award Categories


Club of the Year

This award celebrates the outstanding achievement of one club throughout the last 12 months (1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022). This award acknowledges a club who 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 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 based on the quality of the nomination.
  • Quality nominations will be assessed by the Awards Selection Committee, where they will be shortlisted, and a winner will be chosen
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received 

Nominate Now 


New Club of the Year

This award celebrates an outstanding club that has been established in the last 18 months (1 March 2021 – 31 August 2022). 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. 

Prize Pool

  • $500 for the club
  • 3 x tickets to Club Training Conference 2023
  • Perpetual Shield (kept on Campus)
  • Trophy
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives
  • Award pins for Club Executives

Selection Process

  • Anyone may nominate any USASA club for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations will be assessed based on the quality of the nomination.
  • Quality nominations will be assessed by the Awards Selection Committee, where they will be shortlisted, and a winner will be chosen
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received 

Nominate Now


Club Executive of the Year

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). 
 
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 will be assessed based on the quality of the nomination.
  • Quality nominations will be assessed by the Awards Selection Committee, where they will be shortlisted, and a winner will be chosen
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received 

Nominate Now


Club Event of the Year

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

Prize Pool

  • $750 for the club
  • 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 or activation for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations will be assessed based on the quality of the nomination.
  • Quality nominations will be assessed by the Awards Selection Committee, where they will be shortlisted, and a winner will be chosen
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received 

Nominate Now


Best Club Merchandise

This award acknowledges exceptional use of creativity to develop a product to fundraise, promote the club or to 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 will be assessed based on the quality of the nomination.
  • Quality nominations will be assessed by the Awards Selection Committee, where they will be shortlisted, and a winner will be chosen
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received 

Nominate Now


Best Marketing Campaign

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

This award is supported by Scooda.

Prize

  • $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 will be assessed based on the quality of the nomination.
  • Quality nominations will be assessed by the Awards Selection Committee, where they will be shortlisted, and a winner will be chosen
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received 

Nominate Now


People's Choice Club Award

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, and the USASA Club community.

Prize

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

Eligibility

  • All USASA clubs are eligible
  • Clubs must cast an eligible vote to qualify for this award

Considerations

  • When voting, your club should consider clubs which contribute to the UniSA community. Consider clubs that you admire, or that you have successfully collaborated with.

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
  • Votes for non-USASA clubs are void
  • Only one submission per club will be admissible
  • Only a club Executive may submit a vote on behalf of their club

Vote here


Best Collaborative Initiative

This award celebrates a collaboration between two or more USASA clubs throughout the last 12 months (1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022).
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

  • $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 initiative for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations will be assessed based on the quality of the nomination.
  • Quality nominations will be assessed by the Awards Selection Committee, where they will be shortlisted, and a winner will be chosen
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received 

Nominate Now


Best Student Outcome Initiative

This award will celebrate clubs that have helped students develop skills that they may not get in classes. Student outcome initiatives might include opportunities to develop hard or soft skills, creating employment or networking opportunities, or any initiative with the purpose of furthering student success. For example, running a 3D modelling class, a networking event, and providing volunteering opportunities.

Prize

  • $500 for the club
  • Trophy
  • Award pin for Club Executives
  • Certificate of Award for Club Executives

Selection Process

  • Anyone may nominate any club event or activation for this award using the 'Nominate Now' button below
  • Nominations will be assessed based on the quality of the nomination.
  • Quality nominations will be assessed by the Awards Selection Committee, where they will be shortlisted, and a winner will be chosen
  • All nominated clubs will be advised of their nomination
  • Shortlisted nominees will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • Winner will be announced at the USASA Club Awards Night 2022
  • A winner will only be awarded if a minimum of three unique nominations are received 

Nominate Now


Miscellaneous

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 their social media harder than a Kardashian? Or a club that is most likely to give our Clubs Support Team a heart attack? Tell us about it and they might just get an award for it...

Prize

  • Bespoke trophy 

Eligibility

  • All clubs and club executives are eligible for a miscellaneous award

Selection Process

  • 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 2022 USASA Club Awards Night

Nominate Now


Janet Henrie Golden Calculator

This award celebrates a club with outstanding financial management, as determined by the USASA Finance Officer & Clubs Support Team.

Prize

  • Perpetual Trophy (kept on Campus)
  • Certificate of Award for President & Treasurer
  • Award pins for President & Treasurer

Eligibility

  • All USASA clubs are eligible

Considerations

  • Clear and correct transaction forms
  • Maintenance of club financial records
  • Generation of funds/Profitability
  • Financial Management

Selection Process

  • The recipient of this award is selected by the USASA Finance Officer & Clubs Support Team
  • Winner will be announced at the 2022 USASA Club Awards Night

Nomination Form Not applicable


Past Winners

Club of the Year

2021 - UniSA Art Club
2020 - Tourism and Event Management Club
2019 - Women in STEM UniSA
2018 - University of South Australia Rainbow Club
2017 - Aviation Student Organisation

 

People's Choice Award

2021 - Women in STEM UniSA
2020 - Women in STEM UniSA
2019 - University of South Australia Rainbow Club
2018 - UniSA Society of Engineers

 

Club Executive of the Year

2021 - Emily Cicconi (UniSA Human Resource Management Club
2020 - Ally Reade (Women in STEM UniSA)
2019 - Joshua Steele (Artist Gamers Programmer United)
2019 Highly Commended - Eerin Wilson (ROUSTAH)
2018 - Natrydd Sigurthur (University of South Australia Rainbow Club)
2017 - Mathieu Bazin (IPITS) 

 

Club Event of the Year

2021 - Women in STEM UniSA (Networking Event)
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)

 

Best Collaborative Initiative

2021 - Tourism and Event Management Club X UniSA Marketing Club (Welcome Back Party)

 

New Club of the Year

2021 - ChatBox
2020 - UniSA Human Resource Management Club
2019 - Health Management Society
2018 - UniSA Art Club
2017 - Human Movement Society

 

Best Club Merch

2021 - UniSA Speech Pathology Society (IPA Jumper)
2020 - Artist Gamers Programmer United (Hoodie)
2019 - Student Sustainability Collective (Sustainable Notebook)
2018 - UniSA Contemporary Arts (T-shirt)

 

Best Marketing Campaign

2021 - Tourism and Event Management Club (Decade Rewind Quiz Night)
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

2021 - UniSA Art Club
2020 - Artist Gamers Programmer United
2019 - UniSA Toastmasters Club
2018 - UniSA Physiotherapy Student Society
2017 - UniSA Occupational Therapy Student Society

 

Miscellaneous

2021 - 
Break the Internet Award - Women in STEM UniSA
Professional Headshots, Best Professional Development Initiative - UniSA Human Resource Management Club


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 - University of South Australia 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 - Charli 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 – University of South Australia 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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