VCS 2013 Award Categories
Has your club or society come up with a new and exciting event? Or found an inventive way to publicise or fundraise for your society? Is your club or society an innovation in itself? We want to hear about what innovative ideas your club or society has had. We want to celebrate what makes your club or society unique and reward all creativity and fresh ideas.
Publicity is a key part of a club or societies success, whether it involves advertising events or drawing new members to your society. We are interested to see examples of great publicity including beautiful posters, eye catching flyers and well-built websites. Please feel free to submit examples with your nomination. We want to reward the hard work and creativity that goes into making a successful publicity campaign.
Best New Club/Society
Is your club or society new this year? We want to hear how your first year has gone: what kind of activities and events you have put on, how you have successfully engaged new members, and any other ways in which your first year as a society has been a success.
There is a lot of scope for variety with this award and we look forward to hearing what events have been taking place over this year. Maybe your club/society has hosted a groundbreaking talk, maybe your club/society has hosted a national event, maybe your club/society has put on a show-stopping performance. The options are endless and this category recognises and celebrates the momentous amount of work that goes in to making these events a tremendous success.
Working in Partnership Award
Generally awarded to a club or society who have made working in partnership with other groups a key element of their work, but individuals are also eligible for nomination.
Partnerships can be forged with a variety of organisations, and do not necessarily have to be with other student groups or societies. Such partnerships can be of mutual benefit to clubs, societies, the local community and beyond, and have an extremely positive impact. We want to see examples of how people and groups are working together. This award was hotly contested last year, with a wide variety of entries. Nominate an individual or a club/society that you believe has made a success of working through partnership.
Students and the Community Award
Has your Club/Society had a big impact on the local community? Do you work with local residents in developing projects or events? Perhaps your focus has been on communities further afield? The potential for having an impact on communities is hugely varied, so explain how your students have developed positive relationships with communities and what results have been seen from this!
SRC RAG Award
Generally awarded to a club or society who have led a successful fundraiser or who have participated in raising and giving activities over the year, but individuals are also eligible for nomination.
Whether you have contributed to RAG Week, participated in individual fundraising challenges, hosted a charity Ceilidh or shindig, we want to hear about every good cause that you have been raising money for or every good deed you have been doing.
Most Dedicated Member Award
Perhaps your president is a visionary, who tirelessly works for the good of your club/society, establishing networks and links during every waking moment. Perhaps an ordinary member of your club/society has shown themselves to be particularly dedicated to your cause. Perhaps somebody you know is volunteering for a project and never expects to have their contributions recognised. Whatever your reason for nominating somebody in this category, the ‘Most Dedicated Member Award’ recognises and celebrates the impact that individuals can have on clubs/societies and volunteering projects.
Volunteer of the Year Award
Presented to a volunteer who has made a significant impact on a volunteering project.
The criteria for this award can be very broad, so be sure that you give as full an explanation for your nomination as possible. Perhaps somebody in your project stands out as a example to your other members or has been particularly helpful to you personally – whatever your motivations, the panel expect a diverse group of entries for the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Pick up your nomination form at the SRC Welcome Point or vote online: VCS Awards Nomination Form 2013.