BSA Awards Night

The BSA recognises that Clubs & Societies are the heart and soul of a vibrant University culture. They have an important social role and are a way to network, fundraise for charities, and extend members' knowledge about the stuff they're really interested in.

Students that volunteer their precious time for clubs and/or for the BSA know the value of community building and we thank them for it. The BSA Awards recognise the creativity, energy and sheer hard work demonstrated by our clubs and volunteers on campus.


Award Categories & Judging Criteria

Club or Society of the Year
The Club who has proven itself to excel in all areas throughout the year.
Members of this Club are offered a wide range of opportunities and enjoy an exceptional experience by simply being a part of the Club. 

Judging Criteria:
Number of events/activities held
Relevance of events/activities to club members
Overall professionalism/dedication of club committe members
Clarity of purpose as documented in club constitution
Strategies for promoting inclusivity within the scope of the club's major field of interest
Value/diversity of benefits offered to members
 

Club Person of the Year
The Club Person who has shown outstanding Individual excellence consistently through the year. This person will have gone above & beyond their roles to ensure the success of their Club.

Judging Criteria:
Time committment to club
Value of contribution in terms of club development/growth
Contribution towards establishing a positive culture within the club
 

Individual Excellence in a Club Role Award (x 6)
These 'runner up' awards for the Club Person of the Year recognize Individuals within Clubs who have done outstanding things for their club throughout the year.

Judging Criteria:
Time committment to club
Value of contribution in terms of club development/growth
Contribution towards establishing a positive culture within the club
 

New Club of the Year
An award for the best Club in their inaugral year of affiliation with the BSA.

Judging Criteria:
Number of events/activities held
Relevance of events/activities to club members
Overall professionalism/dedication of club committe members
Clarity of purpose as documented in club constitution
Strategies for promoting inclusivity within the scope of the club's major field of interest
Value/diversity of benefits offered to members
 

Club Development Award
This award improvement and growth in an established club.

Judging Criteria:
Percentage growth in events/activities from previous year
Percentage growth in members from previous year
New intitiatives introduced by the club
Increase in benefits gained by club members
Partnerships formed with other clubs, industry bodies, other organisations
New sponsorship arrangements
 

Fundraising Achievement Award
A Club who has shown strong initiative in fundraising for the benefit of their members. (See Community Spirit Award for charity fundraising).

Judging Criteria:
Fundraising amount raised (award will be compared on a $ per club member basis)
 

Community Spirit Award
A Club who has reached outside their membership base to help others achieve and succeed. This includes, but is not limited to: Charity work and assisting others in the University or Bendigo community. Charity fundraising.

Judging Criteria:
Fundraising amount raised (criteria compared on a $ per club member basis)
Community based activities held by the club
Benefits to community (Bendigo or University) from club activities
 

Outstanding Achievement by a Club
This award is to recognize an outstanding achievement by a Club throughout the year. Examples include conferences, expos, initiatives recognised on a broad State or National level.

Judging Criteria:
Size of event or initiative in terms of delegates or participants
Media exposure
Audience reach
 

BSA Volunteer of the Year
This award recognises an outstanding contribution from a student volunteering their time for BSA events throughout the year. 

Judging Criteria:
Level of involvement
Reliability
Value of contribution