Societies Awards 2018 - 201926th March 2019
Ball Description
Media Award
This award is given to the Society that has consistently across the year delivered the best student led media output. Examples of this can include newspaper, radio, magazines, podcasts and other digital media.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via the nomination form. Only one submission per Society may be made for this award.

Criteria

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. Best poster
  2. A selection of society photos (maximum of 10)
  3. A video
  4. A news article (Label, newspaper) and link to external website (where applicable)
  5. Most viral post, this could be:
    1. Most watches on a video
    2. Most retweets
    3. Facebook like
Community/Fundraising Award
This award is given to the Society that has made the best contribution through a fundraising event, community initiative, or the work of a charity, making a positive impact within their society, in their local community or further afield.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via the nomination form. Only one submission per Society may be made for this award.

Criteria (fundraising)

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. The beneficiary of the fundraising
  2. The amount raised for the beneficiary - evidence is required!
  3. The fundraising activities that took place
  4. Reason why you completed this fundraising.
  5. Evidence of participation from Society members
  6. Any other evidence that supports your application

Criteria (community)

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. The beneficiary/location of the volunteering
  2. The number of hours volunteered - evidence is required! (If volunteered through Action, please get them to send through relevant information.
  3. The volunteering activities that took place
  4. Reason why you took part in this volunteering
  5. This application can be given for recurring voluntary activity
  6. Evidence of participation from Society members
  7. Any other evidence that supports your application
SocSport Participation Award

To be decided by the Societies Sport Chair accompanied by the panel.

The participation award will be based on a point system, considering performance, participation and spirit in both the One-Day Events and SocSport Leagues.

As such, this award is not up for nomination.
Most Improved
This award is given to the Society considered to have improved the most this academic year. The Society should have achieved as many of the below factors as possible.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via the nomination form. Only one submission per Society may be made for this award. Your respective society must have been in existence for over one academic year to qualify.

Criteria (fundraising)

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. The beneficiary of the fundraising
  2. The amount raised for the beneficiary - evidence is required!
  3. The fundraising activities that took place
  4. Reason why you completed this fundraising.
  5. Evidence of participation from Society members
  6. Any other evidence that supports your application

Criteria

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. A boost in membership.
  2. Increased activity within the society (more events/more engagement with the Section events).
  3. Improvements that have benefitted the committee and society.
  4. Anything that you believe makes you the most improved!
  5. Any evidence you feel supports the nomination.
Best Hall and Society Event
This award is given to the Society and Hall who runs the best event together, which is seen to fulfil the criteria below. Examples can include workshops, on-campus events, and community-based events.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via the nomination form. Each society can make up to TWO submissions for this award. One may be for an event that took place between March and July 2018, and one that took place between July 2018 and March 2019.

Criteria

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. Describe the event
  2. Why you believe it was the best event of the year
  3. What you think makes your event stand above the rest.
  4. Evidence can contain photos and can be as creative as you like.
  5. A list or evidence of attendance at the event/involvement from members– this can be photos, ticket sales reports, re- views etc.
  6. Some marketing material for the event—checked on branding, creativity and clarity.
  7. A Risk Assessment.

Events will be considered in terms of, but not limited to: originality, attendance and marketing.

Most Outstanding Event
This award is given to the Society who runs the best event, which is seen to fulfil the criteria below. Examples can include trips, on-campus events, and external/community-based events.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via the nomination form. Each society can make up to TWO submissions for this award. One may be for an event that took place between March and July 2018, and one that took place between July 2018 and March 2019.

Criteria

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. Describe the event
  2. Why you believe it was the best event of the year
  3. What you think makes your event stand above the rest.
  4. Evidence can contain photos and can be as creative as you like.
  5. A list or evidence of attendance at the event/involvement from members– this can be photos, ticket sales reports, re- views etc.
  6. Some marketing material for the event—checked on branding, creativity and clarity.
  7. A Risk Assessment.

Events will be considered in terms of, but not limited to: originality, attendance and marketing.

Society Collaboration Award
This award is for two societies that have worked together to achieve great things within their society.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via the nomination form. Only one submission per Society may be made for this award.

Criteria

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. The names of the nominees
  2. A description of what they have achieved
  3. Why you believe they are a successful partnership
  4. Any evidence you feel supports the nomination.
Partnership Award
This award is for two committee members that have worked together to achieve great things within their society. Members of different committees can also be nominated for this award, for example if two chairs have worked together on an event that was a success.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via the nomination form. Only one submission per Society may be made for this award.

Criteria

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. The names of the nominees
  2. A description of what they have achieved
  3. Why you believe they are a successful partnership
  4. Any evidence you feel supports the nomination.
Most Successfully Managed
This award is given to the Society that has managed to most successfully and effectively manage themselves this academic year. The Society should have achieved as many of the below factors as possible.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via: the nomination form. Only one submission per Society may be made for this award. Your respective society much have at least a Chair, Treasurer and a third committee member to qualify.

Criteria

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. Evidence of management skills (risk assessments, appraisal forms, coaching contracts etc.)
  2. Evidence of communications between society members and committee.
  3. Good membership and attendance numbers.
  4. Anything you believe makes you the most successful committee this year.
  5. Any evidence you feel supports the nomination
  6. Start of year and end of year finance report.
Best New Society

Criteria

This award is for the best new Society considered to have gone the extra mile since affiliation and ranks highest in their section in the Society of the Year Table. (in the past 18 months).
Best Society in Section

Criteria

This will be awarded to the society that ranks highest in their section in the Society of the Year Table.

The four awards available are:

  • Academic and Careers Society of the Year
  • Culture and Faith Society of the Year
  • General Interest Society of the Year
  • Outdoor and Sport Society of the Year
  • Performance and Art Society of the Year
Societies Stars
This award is for a committee member who has gone above and beyond in the delivery of their role within their Society or the section throughout the year to help ensure smooth running and continued success.

How to nominate

Submit the nomination via the nomination form. Only TWO submissions per Society may be made for this award. You cannot nominate yourself.

Criteria

You will need to submit (as far as possible):

  1. 1. The name of the nominee.
  2. 2. The nomination should state:
    • A description of what they have achieved
    • Why you believe they are a success.
  3. 3. Any evidence you feel supports the nomination.

Unlike in previous years, the Societies Star will be extended to include a list of nominees, and one overall Societies Star winner. Examples of who may be eligible for a Societies Star could be:

  • A chair who has led the society by example
  • A committee member who has accomplished more than could be expected for their role
  • A non-committee member who has gone above and beyond to benefit the society
  • An unsung hero who deserves recognition
Society Officer’s Award
This award is decided by the Societies Executive Officer and will be given to the Society or individual(s) that they believe has been a credit to the section as a whole. As such, this award is not up for nomination.
Society of the year
The Society of the Year Award is based on a point system. The point system is broken down over the following pages. All evidence required for this award will be gathered from applications for other awards, which are to be via the nomination form
  • Outstanding Event
  • Community and Fundraising
  • Volunteering
  • Media
  • Soc Sport
  • Democracy (not available for nomination)
    • Points will be awarded to the Societies with highest percentage of members voting in both their individual society committee elections, and the LSU Executive Election
    • Section Attendance (not available for nomination)
    • From October 2018, attendance at Section Meetings, Society Chairs Councils and Society Committee Training will be recorded, and points will be allocated accordingly.