2016 Winners

In 2016, a record 162 entries were evaluated, with 81 awards presented.

Division 1 – Campaigns

Campaigns would typically include a range of communication platforms, be run over a specific period of time, and be aimed at one or more target groups.
  • Merit Awards
  • Excellence Awards
  • Gold Awards
  • Platinum Awards
Merit Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
University Of Cape Town 1. Social Media Campaigns Fees Must Fall
Durban University Of Technology 11. Community And Social Responsibility Projects Art And Human Rights School Workshops
University Of Kwazulu-Natal 5. Integrated Public Relations Campaigns First Bi-Annual Language Research Symposium
University Of Cape Town 6. Issue Management Campaigns Fees Must Fall
University Of Cape Town 8. Media Coverage The South African Child Gauge
University Of Cape Town 8. Media Coverage Astronomy
Varsity College 9. Student Recruitment Campaigns Lead Nurturing Campaign
University Of Cape Town 5. Integrated Public Relations Campaigns Calm In The Storm: A Stakeholder Engagement Campaign
University Of Cape Town 5. Integrated Public Relations Campaigns June Graduation 2016
Varsity College 10. Internal Campaigns Wellbeing Month
University Of Pretoria 5. Integrated Public Relations Campaigns Information Session For Grade 9 Leaners And Their Parents
Excellence Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
Cape Peninsula University Of Technology 12. Marketing Campaigns Facebook Student Recruitment Advertising
University Of Johannesburg 12. Marketing Campaigns #ujbethesolution
Gold Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
University Of Kwazulu-Natal 30. Events: Multi-Day College Of Aes: Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium
University Of Kwazulu-Natal 5. Integrated Public Relations Campaigns Scholarship Awards 2015
University Of The Free State 10. Internal Campaigns Sound [W]Right Ufs Student Tone And Voice Guide
University Of The Free State 6. Issue Management Campaigns Facilitation Of The Review Of The Ufs Language Policy
University Of Johannesburg 12. Marketing Campaigns Uj Grade 9 Subject Choice Seminar
Unisa 2. Brand Building Campaigns Define Tomorrow
Platinum Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
University Of The Free State Category 2: Brand-Building Campaigns Kovsiegear

Division 2 – Media

This division is about the way in which you get your message to your target groups. A medium could be part of a campaign or it can be a stand-alone medium.
  • Merit Awards
  • Excellence Awards
  • Gold Awards
  • Platinum Awards
Merit Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
Unisa 14. Printed: Internal Newsletters Focus
University Of Cape Town 15. Printed: Internal Magazines Monday Monthly
University Of Kwazulu-Natal 18. Printed: Annual Reports 2014 Annual Report
University Of Kwazulu-Natal 19. Printed: Special Publications Ukzn Community Outreach Publication
North West University 21. Digital: External Magazines Nwu & U June 2016
North West University 22. Digital: Internal Newsletters Eish! December 2015
University Of Cape Town 22. Digital: Internal Newsletters Campus Life
University Of Cape Town 22. Digital: Internal Newsletters Uct News
University Of Cape Town 29. Events: Single Day Parents’ Orientation At Uct 2016
Durban University Of Technology 30. Events: Multi-Day Dut Open Week
University Of Zululand 15. Printed: Internal Magazines Unizulu #Magazine
University Of Pretoria 16. Printed: External Magazines And Other Printed Media Junior Tukkie Magazine May 2016
Varsity College 25. Digital: Special Projects Publications Electronic Employee Handbook
Varsity College 26. Electronic: Websites Varsity College Mobile Website
University Of The Free State 20. Digital: Internal Magazines Ke Eo Taba! Newsletter
Stellenbosch University 18. Printed: Annual Reports Stellenbosch University Annual Report 2015
University Of Cape Town 19. Printed: Special Publications 2015: A Year In Review
Tswane University Of Technology 23. Digital: External Newsletters Our Beat – Tut Alumni Newsletter
University Of Cape Town 26. Electronic: Websites Careers.Uct.Ac.Za / Mycareer
Stellenbosch University 17. Printed: Internal Newsletters And Other Printed Media Stellenbosch University Chairs / Centres Of Excellence Pamphlet
University Of The Witwatersrand 16. Printed: External Magazines And Other Printed Media Wits Review April 2016
Varsity College 30. Events: Multi-Day Vc Alumni Graduate Employment Workshop
Excellence Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
Stellenbosch University 18. Printed: Annual Reports Research At Stellenbosch University 2015
University Of Johannesburg 26. Electronic: Websites UJ Learner Portal Mobi Site
Gold Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
North West University 19. Printed: Special Publications Profile 2015/2016
Stellenbosch University Medical School 22. Digital: Internal Newsletters Vivus Digital Newsletter
University Of Johannesburg 24. Digital: Annual Reports Annual Report Series 2015
University Of Pretoria 27. Mobile: Apps Junior Tukkie App
University Of Cape Town 30. Events: Multi-Day June 2016 Graduation
University Of The Witwatersrand 16. Printed: External Magazines And Other Printed Media Wits Review August 2016
University Of Johannesburg 28. Social Media Uj Instagram
North West University 18. Printed: Annual Reports Nwu Annual Report 2014
Platinum Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
University Of The Witwatersrand 26. Electronic: Websites Wits New Public Website

Division 3 – Skills

This division recognises the specific skills marketing; advancement, and communication professionals use to achieve their objectives. The communication platform entered in this division may have been entered in other divisions as well.
  • Merit Awards
  • Excellence Awards
  • Gold Awards
  • Platinum Awards
Merit Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
Varsity College 19. Printed: Special Publications Grade 12 Notebooks
Varsity College 31. Design: Printed 2017 Full Time Brand Brochure
University Of Cape Town 35. Writing: News Media Marianna’s Story
University Of Cape Town 40. Videography: Feature Short Education For All: Disability, Diversity And Inclusion
University Of Cape Town 40. Videography: Feature Short Becoming A Change Maker: Introduction To Social Innovation
University Of Cape Town 31. Design: Printed Career Guide 2015
Varsity College 32. Design: Digital Tbs Digital Design New Website
University Of Kwazulu-Natal 33. Design: Visual And Audio-Visual Media Graduation 2016 Video Production
University Of Zululand 38. Photography: News News Photography
University Of The Free State 31. Design: Printed For Such A Time As This – A Commemorative Journey (Book And Video)
North West University 31. Design: Printed Nwu Annual Report 2014
Varsity College 33. Design: Visual And Audio-Visual Media A Day In The Life Of A Vc Student
Excellence Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
Stellenbosch University Medical School 31. Design: Printed FMHS Annual Publication 2015
North West University 32. Design: Digital Eish! December 2015
University Of The Free State 41. Videography: Feature Long Student Bursary Fund Campaign Video
University Of The Free State 31. Design: Printed Expanded Footprints Publication
Gold Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
Cape Peninsula University Of Technology 35. Writing: News Media Jansen Public Lecture
Unisa 40. Videography: Feature Short Gratitude Series: Short Features
University Of The Free State 41. Videography: Feature Long Spaces And Places Video
North West University 32. Design: Digital NWU & U June 2016
Varsity College 31. Design: Printed It Degree Programme Launch Poster
University Of The Free State 38. Photography: News Student Bursary Fund Campaign Photographs
Platinum Awards
Institution Category Entry Name
Stellenbosch University 39. Photography: Feature And Documentary Annual Photography

Special Awards


  • MACE Award for outstanding research: UNISA – Define Tomorrow
  • Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation Business Issue Award: Stellenbosch University – Annual Photography
  • Severus Cerff Award: University of the Free State
  • Chairperson’s Award: University of the Witwatersrand