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Blues and Golds

The annual Blues and Golds Awards celebrate students who have excelled in sport, arts, culture, or service to community.

Blues and Golds

The annual Blues and Golds Awards celebrate students who have excelled in sport, arts, culture, or service to community.

Lincoln Blues and Golds Awards 2018

We are proud of our students for their determination to succeed, willingness to embrace personal growth and generous contributions to society.
 
2018 nominations for the Blues and Golds Awards are now open. They close on Sunday 16 September.
 
Blues are awarded for athletic and sporting excellence. Nominate a student here.

Golds are awarded for significant contribution to arts or culture or service to the community. Nominate a student here.

Successful nominees will be invited to join special guests at the Blues and Golds Awards Dinner on Wednesday, 3 October, at Lincoln University.

Nominations are accepted from Lincoln staff and students, as well as coaches and sports administrators. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Please review the Blues and Golds Awards Standards before submitting your nomination.

For more information, contact: events@lincoln.ac.nz

Blues Awards Nominations

Blues are awarded to students who have demonstrated athletic and sporting excellence at a regional, national or international level within the last 12 months.
 
Nominees will have:
1. Played for or represented a New Zealand team
2. Played for or represented a New Zealand age-group team
3. Played for or represented a Canterbury or Canterbury-franchised team
4. Played for or represented a New Zealand Universities team
5. Achieved other exceptional selection or results status (including New Zealand and regional development squads, top 10 placing in New Zealand open events or top three in age-group events, international representation for countries other than New Zealand).
 
Past Blues Awards recipients include hockey player Olivia Merry, cricketer Todd Astle, athletics champion Gabrielle Gray, rugby players Kendra Cocksedge and Jordan Taufua, and All Blacks Richie McCaw and Sam Whitelock.
 
If you think that you or someone you know is deserving of a Blues Award, please complete and submit this online nomination form by Sunday 16 September, 2018.
 

Golds Awards Nominations

Golds are awarded for significant contributions to arts or culture, or service to the community within the last 12 months.
 
Contribution to class rep, club or student executive roles are not eligible for Golds Awards unless there is considerable evidence that the student has performed duties above and beyond what is required in the role.

Arts or culture

Successful nominees will have demonstrated significant contributions or outstanding achievements in arts and/or culture at a local, regional, national or international level. Chosen fields are not limited to but may include music, cultural performance, debating, drama, artworks, design or film.

Service to community

Successful nominees will have demonstrated significant community service contributions at a local, regional, national or international level. These contributions must have been undertaken on a voluntary basis with no financial benefit received.

If you think that you or someone you know is deserving of a Golds Award, please complete and submit this online nomination form by Sunday 16 September, 2018.

 

History of the Blues and Golds

The awarding of Blues for sporting achievement is well established in schools, colleges and universities which follow British traditions.

The tradition started at Oxford and Cambridge universities and, with their colours both being shades of blue, the awards were soon coined “The Blues”.

Lincoln University has been awarding Blues to celebrate sporting excellence since the 1940s.

In recent years the University has introduced the ‘Golds’ component of the awards for cultural and non-sporting achievements. The 2018 Golds Awards recognise contributions to arts or culture, community, and academic excellence.

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