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Congratulations to the 2020 Award recipients

September 30, 2020 | General

Congratulations to all the award recipients and thank you to everyone for your submissions.

We would also like to thank our industry experts and independent judges for their expertise and input in judging the Awards. It takes time, commitment and careful consideration to be involved with award judging and we are extremely grateful for the input and expertise our jury panels provide.

TAG encourages you to take a look through the links listed below and reach out to any of the organisations to congratulate them and discuss the key strategies and elements that make their campaigns and initiatives the great success that they are.

Commercial Services

Best Commerical Retail Campaign
WINNERS: University of Sydney Union – ‘USyd Grad. USydStore’ and University of Queensland Union – ‘Brisbane’s Best Eggs Benedict Campaign’

Best Food & Beverage Offering:
WINNER:  University of Sydney Union- ‘USU Eats Food Truck’

COMMENDED: Griffith University Food & Retail  – POP-FISH campaign

TAG Strategic Partner of the Year:
WINNER: Red Bull Australia.


Best Marketing Campaign:
WINNER: Deakin University Student Association – ‘Safe Driving Campaign’

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Griffith University Sport – ‘Toohey Park Trail Run’ and University of Newcastle – ‘Green Week’

Most Successful Visual Design:
COMMENDED: Monash Student Association – ‘Safe & Sexy Campaign’

Most Successful Digital Initiative:
WINNER: Deakin University Student Association – ’12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway Campaigns’

Student Outcomes

Most Successful Student Outcomes Program:
WINNER: Griffith University Sport – ‘Griffith Sport Event Leaders’

Most Successful Event:
WINNER: University of Canterbury Student Association, NZ –  ‘Band Together’

Best Orientation Event:
WINNER: Monash Student Association – ‘The 2019 Must Show O Show – The D’Oh Show’.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Griffith University Gold Coast Student Guild – ‘O’Week Social Program’.

Sport & Fitness

Most Successful Sports and Fitness Initiative:
WINNER: Adelaide University Cricket Club – ‘AU Rock Up Cricket’.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: University of Canberra Experience (UCX) – ‘eSport Lounge’ and Griffith University Sport – ‘Griffith University Intervarsity Sports Bowl’.

Most Successful Sports or Recreation Club:
COMMENDABLE: UoW Pulse – Wollongong Bulldogs AFC.

Student Achievement

National Student Volunteer of the Year:
WINNER: UoW Pulse – Abigail Bowes.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: UOW Pulse – Sahil Kapoor and Monash Student Association – Nick Broussard.

Most Successful Club or Society Event orActivity:

WINNER: UOW Cosplay Society / UoW Video Games Association / Women in STEM (WISTEM) – ‘Chicks Who Game Expo’.

COMMENDED: Bendigo Oral Health & Dentistry Society (BOHDS) – ‘Health & Wellbeing Week’.


Best New/Refurbished Building/Facility (up to $600K):
WINNER: Monash Student Association – ‘Biker Co’ – new campus community bike facility.

Best New/Refurbished Building/Facility (over $600K):
WINNER: University Canterbury Student Association, NZ – ‘Haere-Roa’ – new Student Association Building.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: University of Sydney Union – ‘Incubate Hub’ Wentworth Building.

Staff Development

Best Staff Training Program:
WINNER: Bendigo Student Association – ‘High-Performance Team Relationship Program’.

Best Newcomer Award:
WINNER: Damian Petrov – Monash Student Association.


Joe Curtis Travel Scholarship:
RECIPIENT: Tracy Wellen – Manager, Clubs & Events, University of South Australia Student Association.

Tom O’Sullivan Memorial Award:
RECIPIENT: Alistair Cowie.

Check HERE for a few special photos of the event and for those of you who missed the live broadcast, you can view the recording HERE.

Thank you to our 2020 Award Sponsors – DeBortoli Wines.

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