2022 Arc Clubs Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Arc Clubs Awards are now open! 

Clubs and Societies are a vibrant and integral part of uni life at UNSW. We want to celebrate the hard work and achievements of Clubs and recognise those that have given their very best for their members!

The Arc Club of the Year Award recognises the crème de la crème of our Clubs and is the highest recognition of excellence by Arc. The Club given this Award has made a major contribution to student life and provided significant value to the UNSW student community. 


The awards available this year recognise the different kinds of events that clubs hold, the creativity of Clubs and the make to Clubs:

  • Arc Club of the Year Award
  • Arc New Club Award
  • Arc Club On Campus Activity Award
  • Arc Club Off Campus Activity Award
  • Arc Club Online Activity Award
  • Outstanding Hybrid Club Event Award
  • Arc Club Development Program Award
  • Arc Clubs Outstanding Online Community Award
  • People's Choice Arc Club Merchandise Award
  • People's Choice Arc Club Video Award
  • People's Choice Arc Club Promotional Material Award
  • Arc Outstanding Club Member of the Year Award


Nominations are open until 5PM 3rd October (Monday, Term 3 Week 4).


Click here to start the nomination form.

Voting for the People's Choice awards will be open in 7th October to 17th October (Monday, Term 3 Week 6). To be eligible to vote you must be a 2022 Arc Member.

You can find further details of the awards (including eligibility, purpose, criteria, and prizes) below. If you have any questions about the awards or experience any issues with the form, please email clubs@arc.unsw.edu.au

We can’t wait to see your nominations!

Eligibility

Only Affiliated Clubs are eligible to be nominated and have an Award conferred. 


Arc Club of the Year Award

Purpose:

To reward the Club that has made the highest contribution to UNSW student life and contributed the most to a vibrant student community, and to encourage well organised, active clubs and successful activities.

Criteria:

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Club’s activities
  • Success of Club activities
  • Success in reaching the Club’s mission
  • Involvement of the Club in Arc activities
  • Logistical success of the Club’s operations
  • Success in developing and implementing events and initiatives that foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture within the Club and/or within the UNSW student community
  • Success of member development and training
  • Degree of success in budgeting and planning


Arc New Club Award

Purpose:

To reward the new Club that has made a high contribution to UNSW student life and contributed the most to a vibrant student community, and to encourage active clubs and successful activities.

Criteria:

High contribution to student life based on the:

  • Club’s activities
  • Success of Club activities
  • Success in reaching the Club’s mission
  • Success in developing and implementing events and initiatives that foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture within the Club and/or within the UNSW student community
  • Involvement of the Club in Arc activities

Clubs must have been inaugurated by a General Meeting of the Club within 18 months before the Award nomination closes in order to be eligible for the Arc New Club Award.


Arc Club On-Campus Activity Award

Purpose:

To recognise the value of successful on-campus Club activities to UNSW student life.

Criteria:        

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Success of the Club activity
  • Degree to which the Club activity assists the Club in reaching its mission
  • Degree to which they increase and improve UNSW campus life (including but not limited to the number of UNSW student attendees and other attendees)
  • Degree to which the event actively seeks to foster the engagement of diverse demographics of students (including but not exclusive to the organisation and promotion of the event as well as the event itself)

Where an activity engages UNSW students simultaneously through multiple modes, only aspects of the activity that take place face to face at an on-campus venue hosted by the Club will be considered in the determination of this award, especially the experience of on-campus attendees.


Arc Club Off Campus Activity Award

Purpose:

To recognise the value of successful off-campus Club activities to UNSW student life and the UNSW community.

Criteria:

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Success of the Club activity
  • Degree to which the Club activity assists the Club in reaching its mission
  • Degree to which they promote UNSW student life Clubs to the greater community (including but not limited to the number of UNSW student attendees and other attendees)
  • Degree to which the event actively seeks to foster the engagement of diverse demographics of students (including but not exclusive to the organisation and promotion of the event as well as the event itself)

Where an activity engages UNSW students simultaneously through multiple modes, only aspects of the activity that take place face to face at an off-campus venue hosted by the Club will be considered in the determination of this award, especially the experience of attendees at that off-campus venue.


Arc Club Online Activity Award

Purpose:

To recognise the value of successful Online Club activities to UNSW student life and the UNSW community.

Criteria:

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Success of the Club activity
  • Degree to which the Club activity assists the Club in reaching its mission
  • Degree to which they promote UNSW student life and Clubs to the greater community (including but not limited to the number of UNSW student attendees and other attendees)
  • Degree to which the event actively seeks to foster the engagement of diverse demographics of students (including but not exclusive to the organisation and promotion of the event as well as the event itself)

Where an activity engages UNSW students simultaneously through multiple modes, only the online aspects of the activity will be considered in the determination of this award, especially the experience of online attendees.


Outstanding Hybrid Club Event Award

Purpose:

To recognise outstanding events that are provided through both online and in-person formats, with both aspects in conjunction providing greater overall value to UNSW student life and community.

Criteria:

Outstanding contribution to student life based on the:

  • Success of the event in engaging students
  • Degree to which a unique and exceptional experience was created through both the online and in-person modes
  • Degree to which the hybrid format added to value of the event, greater than just through the delivery of the event through two modes
  • Degree to which the hybrid aspects of the event assists the Club in reaching its mission
  • Degree to which the hybrid nature of the event enables the engagement of diverse demographics of students
  • Degree to which the hybrid nature of the event demonstrates innovation and creativity
  • Technical, organisation and logistical success of the event


Arc Club Development Program Award

Purpose:

To recognise the value of Club-delivered successful programs that provide personal and professional development opportunities for UNSW students, providing long term and high-impact results for their members.

Criteria:

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Success of the program in contributing to a participant’s student experience
  • Success of the program in pursuit of the Club’s purpose
  • Development outcomes and opportunities provided
  • Number of students engaged and duration of the program
  • Degree to which the program is innovative and unique, differentiating the program to others
  • Eligible Programs must have all the following characteristics:
    • Strong focus on development opportunities rather than a focus on enabling or providing social interaction or informal experiences.
    • Defined development outcomes for attendees, whether personal and/or professional
    • Structured delivery of skills and knowledge to attendees
    • Clear expectations of time and content completion commitments for all attendees (minimum 15 hours commitment)


Arc Clubs Outstanding Online Community Award

Purpose:

To recognise the value of Clubs with a highly active, engaged and supportive online community. This contributes to UNSW student life through keeping individuals connected and socially engaged in an accessible manner with their peers.

Criteria:

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Degree of engagement and interaction
  • How well the Club (through the Executive) enables digital social connections and opportunities through the community
  • Success of the Club (through the Executive) in providing enabling members to support to other members through the community
  • Success of Club (through the Executive) in pursuing the Club’s aims and objectives through the community
  • Variation of digital engagement methods facilitated by the Club (through the Executive), and consistency of engagement with those methods
  • Size and presence of the community
  • Diversity and accessibility of the community

Eligible online communities are spaces where regular and consistent digital engagement and interaction between members occurs, rather than platforms containing predominantly digital ‘promotions’ of the Club.


People’s Choice Arc Club Merchandise Award

Purpose:

To recognise high achievement in the design of merchandise that helps Club members to represent and feel connected to their Club by owning a representative design.

This includes physical items produced within the last 12 months, and excludes items that promote a specific event or initiative of the Club, or items that use a design that has previously been produced.

The design must be wholly created by one or more individuals, who were all UNSW students at the time, without payment for services.

Criteria:

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Clarity of the design’s purpose and success in achieving its intended goals, outcomes and targets
  • Degree to which the design exhibits value, quality and professionalism
  • Degree to which the design’s purpose has a clear connection to engaging UNSW student life


People’s Choice Arc Club Video Award

Purpose:     

To recognise high achievement in the production of videos promoting a Club or their offerings. This includes any form and combination of multimedia (video, animation etc.) produced within the last 12 months in order to promote a Club event, activity, initiative etc. or the Club as a whole. The material must be wholly produced by one or more individuals, who were all UNSW students at the time, without payment for services.

Criteria:

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Clarity of the promotional material’s purpose and success in achieving its intended goals, outcomes and targets
  • Degree to which the multimedia promotional material exhibits value, quality and professionalism
  • Degree to which the promotional material’s purpose has a clear connection to engaging UNSW student life


People’s Choice Arc Club Promotional Material Award

Purpose:

To recognise high achievement in designing static Club promotional material, excluding Merchandise. This includes static images designed in the last 12 months in order to promote a Club event, activity, initiative etc. or the Club as a whole.

Eligible designs include (but are not exclusive to) promotional logos, Facebook event images, merchandise, posters and flyers. Merchandise designs representing the Club are instead eligible for the People’s Choice Arc Club Merchandise Award.

The material must be wholly produced by one or more individuals who were all UNSW students at the time, without payment for services.

Criteria:

Highest contribution to student life based on the:

  • Clarity of the design’s purpose and success in achieving its intended goals, outcomes and targets
  • Degree to which the design exhibits value, quality and professionalism
  • Degree to which the design’s purpose has a clear connection to engaging UNSW student life


Arc Outstanding Club Member of the Year Award

Purpose:

To recognise a Club member that has made an outstanding contribution to one or more Clubs. The Club member must be an Arc member, and the outstanding contributions must have been made during a period when they did not hold an Executive position in the Club/s.

Criteria: Highest contribution to student life based on the degree to which:

  • The Club member made a significant contribution to the success of the Club/s
  • The Club member’s contribution exceeded expectations
  • The Club member was an inspiration and/or support to other Club members

Special Criteria:

At the time of the nomination, the member must be a current UNSW student and Arc member, and the Clubs must be currently affiliated with Arc.