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2019 Blues Awards celebrate student success at UC

It has been a 106 years since the first University of Canterbury Blues Awards, and last week the ceremony was back for 2019. The awards are one of the most prestigious events on the university calendar.

This year, Blues was staged in the new UCSA building, Haere-roa. 65 awards were presented. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!

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2019 Blues Awards winners

Major Awards
  • Polly Hoskins – Outstanding Contribution to University Arts
  • Thomas Bedggood – Outstanding Achievement in the Arts
  • Amelia Dewhurst and Rose Bayldon – Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability
  • Eleanor Hurton – Outstanding Contribution to Equity and Diversity
  • Tamahou Thoms – Waewae Kai Pakiaka: Outstanding contribution to the Māori community
  • Bariz Shah and Eleanor Hurton – Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement
  • George Haswell – Official of the year
  • Piet Van Hasselt – Coach of  the year
  • UC Mens Premier Basketball Team – Team of the year
  • Piet Van Hasselt – Outstanding Contribution to University Sport
  • Braydon Ennor – Sportsperson of the Year
Community Blues
  • Amelia Dewhurst
  • Bariz Shah
  • Eleanor Hurton
  • Freya Farrar
  • George Stilwell
  • Hinerangi Curtis
  • Josephine Varghese
  • Paige Sullivan
  • Rose Bayldon
  • Sam Walker
  • Tamahou Thoms
Arts Blues
  • Baily Lelieveld – Music
  • Chas Wakefield – Music
  • Jack Nolan – Music
  • Kevin Fernando – Music
  • Polly Hoskins – Literature
  • Thomas Bedggood – Music
  • Wenting Yang – Music
Sports Blues
  • Adam Hillis – Hockey
  • Anna Perry – Athletics
  • Braydon Ennor – Rugby
  • Britneylee Nicholson – Football and Futsal
  • Bronwyn Dibb – Trampoline
  • Edmund Fordyce – Croquet
  • Ella Ferguson – Volleyball
  • Grace Brooker – Rugby
  • Hayley Cox – Hockey
  • Henry Wills – Rowing
  • Jade Bowen – Touch Rugby and Rugby Sevens
  • Jessie Hansen – Rugby
  • Josie Dixon – Handball
  • Julia Harrison – Archery
  • Lily Marshall – Netball
  • Lucy Jenkins – Rugby
  • Luke Mercieca – Athletics
  • Madeleine Story – Hockey
  • Margot Willis – Hockey
  • Max Atwell – Athletics
  • Quinton Hurley – Swimming
  • Rebecca Lake –Football and Futsal
  • Una Foyle – Football
  • Will Jordan – Rugby
  • Ultimate Players:
    • Caitlin Wood – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Kimberley Fuller – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Mike Muldrew – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Paige Hansen – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Te Atawhai Maginness – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Yani Nicholson – Ultimate Frisbee
Sport Recognition Awards
  • UC Men’s’ Falcons Hockey Team – UTSNZ Hockey Champions
  • UC Men’s’ Falcons Volleyball Team – UTSNZ Hockey Champions
  • UC Men’s Premier Basketball Team – Christchurch Premier Basketball Champions
  • Caleb Downes – Football Referee
  • George Haswell – Rugby and Touch Rugby Referee
  • Harrison Cook – Football Referee
  • Michael Love – Football Referee
  • Craig Anderson – Hockey Coach
  • Lyndon Fraser – Athletics Coach
  • Piet Van Hasselt – Basketball Coach

Nominations for the 2019 University of Canterbury Blues Awards close today!

Blues Awards

Since 1913 the UCSA has been recognising and awarding students who excel in their chosen sport. In 2017, the UCSA in association with UC developed the traditional sports focused Blues event into an all-round awards night celebrating a broader scope of student success. The event now consists of Sports, Community Engagement and the Arts categories.

Blues will be awarded to students who reach the required level of achievement in each discipline. Receiving an award at our Blues ceremony is the highest honour we can present students who have excelled in these areas.

2019 also sees the introduction of two new awards. The University of Canterbury Sport Recognition and Art Recognition awards recognise those who have performed exceptionally, however are not eligible for a University Blue as an individual. For example coaches, managers, directors, producers, administrators, executives etc.

This award allows for recognition across a broader range of categories, while retaining the prestige and level of performance that characterises University Blues

All successful nominees are then considered for the following major awards:

  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to University Sport
  • Team of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Official of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement
  • Waewae Kai Pakiaka: Outstanding Contribution to the Māori community
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Canterbury Community
  • Outstanding Contribution to Equity and Diversity
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Arts
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Arts at UC

Nomination Criteria:

  • Nominations must be made via the prescribed form via the USCA website, with all sections completed
  • Anyone may nominate a person for a Blue. Individuals are able to nominate themselves.
  • The full criteria can be found on our Website.

Nominations for the Blues Awards close Monday 12 August. Nominations made after such date will not be considered by the Blues committee.

Nominees will be announced on 3 September. Updates on the awards will be posted on the UCSA’s Facebook page.

The Blues Awards will be held at Haere-roa, Saturday 28 September.

Nominations open for 2019 Blues Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 University of Canterbury Blues Awards.

Receiving an award at our Blues ceremony is the highest honour we can present to students who have excelled in the areas of Sport, Community Engagement and the Arts.

Individual Blues awards will be given out for each discipline. Winners will then be eligible for the following major awards:

  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to University Sport
  • Team of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Official of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Arts
  • Outstanding Contribution to University Arts
  • Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement
  • Waewae Kai Pakiaka: Outstanding Contribution to the Māori Community
  • Outstanding Contribution to Equity and Diversity
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability.

We have also introduced a limited number of University of Canterbury Sport Recognition and Art Recognition awards. These awards recognise students who have performed exceptionally, however are not eligible for a University Blue as an individual. For example coaches, managers, directors, producers, administrators and executives.

Nomination criteria:

  • Nominations must be made via the form on the USCA website, with all sections completed.
  • Anyone may nominate a person for a Blue. Individuals are able to nominate themselves.
  • Nominations must be made before or on the close of the nominations date.
  • Nominations made after such date will not be considered by the Blues Committee.
  • Nominees must have reached the required level of achievement between the 19th of August 2018 and the 12th of August 2019.

Nominations for the Blues Awards close 10am, Monday the 12th of August

The Blues Awards will be held at Haere-roa on Saturday 28 September.

Blues Awards