2017 Winners

In 2017, 159 entries were received, with 84 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
  • Gold Awards
  • Platinum Awards
Merit Awards
Institution Category Entry
University of the Free State (UFS) 1. Brand-building Campaigns KovsieGear Qwaqwa: Live the brand and set the trend
University of Pretoria (UP) 1. Brand-building Campaigns Brand Refresh
Stellenbosch University (SU) 3. General Campaigns #WomenofSU
Stellenbosch University (SU) 3. General Campaigns Communicating science to the public
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) 3. General Campaigns Wits Registration
University of the Free State (UFS) 3. General Campaigns Wayde van Niekerk Campaign
Stellenbosch University (SU) 3. General Campaigns #NolimitSU
Stellenbosch University (SU) 3. General Campaigns  @StellenboschUni
University of Pretoria (UP) 4. Issue Management Campaigns Speak out campaign
University of the Free State (UFS) 6. Student Recruitment Campaigns Star of Stars Competition
University of Pretoria (UP) 6. Student Recruitment Campaigns Professional Online Development (POD) Sesotho sa Leboa (Sepedi)
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) 7. Community and Social Responsibility Campaigns CPUT-CTIJF Skills Transfer Programme
Gold Awards
Institution Category Entry
Stellenbosch University (SU) 3. General Campaigns Are South Africa’s great white sharks heading for extinction?
University of the Free State (UFS) 4. Issue Management Campaigns Registration branding and communication – The Lighthouse Campaign
University of Pretoria (UP) 6. Student Recruitment Campaigns 2016 School Leaders Conference
University of the Free State (UFS) 8. Alumni Campaigns Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumni Awards 2017
Platinum Awards
Institution Category Entry
University of South Africa (Unisa) 7. Community and Social Responsibility Campaigns Arbor Day ‘Treesure Hunt’

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
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) 10. Printed: External Magazines and Newsletters Curiosity Issue 2: iHuman
Stellenbosch University (SU) 10. Printed: External Magazines and Newsletters FMHS Annual Publication 2016
University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) 11. Printed: Special Publications College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Marketing Publication
University of Pretoria (UP) 11. Printed: Special Publications Academic Achievers
University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) 11. Printed: Special Publications Community Outreach – Engaging with Communities
University of Cape Town (UCT) 11. Printed: Special Publications Year in Review 2016
University of the Free State (UFS) 11. Printed: Special Publications UFS Corporate Profile and UFS Fingertips brochure
University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) 11. Printed: Special Publications UKZNTOUCH 2016
University of Cape Town (UCT) 13. Digital: Internal Magazines Campus Life digital
University of Cape Town (UCT) 14. Digital: External Magazines UCT News (monthly newsletter)
Stellenbosch University (SU) 15. Digital: Internal Newsletters News/Nuus@StellenboschUni
University of the Free State (UFS) 15. Digital: Internal Newsletters Dumela staff newsletter
Stellenbosch University (SU) 16. Digital: External Newsletters Vivus: digital newsletter
Stellenbosch University (SU) 16. Digital: External Newsletters e-Matieland
Central University of Technology (CUT) 19. Websites Careers Office: Useful information for entering the work place
University of the Free State (UFS) 22. Events: Single Day UFS Qwaqwa Campus Open Day
Stellenbosch University (SU) 23. Events: Multi-day Maties Homecoming / Maties Tuiskoms
University of Cape Town (UCT) 23. Events: Multi-day #UCTFresher2017 / First-Year Orientation Events
Stellenbosch University (SU) 24. Audio-visual Always a Matie / Altyd ‘n Matie video series
Durban University of Technology (DUT) 24. Audio-visual DUT Cinema Advertising
Excellence Awards
Institution Category Entry
Stellenbosch University (SU) 10. Printed: External Magazines and Newsletters Matieland 2016
Stellenbosch University (SU) 12. Printed: Annual Reports Stellenbosch University Annual Integrated Report 2016
Stellenbosch University (SU) 12. Printed: Annual Reports Research at Stellenbosch University 2016
Stellenbosch University (SU) 15. Digital: Internal Newsletters  Info@StellenboschUni
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) 22. Events: Single Day MEDIA Department Open Day: Master Class Series
University of the Free State (UFS) 23. Events: Multi-day UFS Rector’s inauguration and welcoming ceremonies
Gold Awards
Institution Category Entry
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) 10. Printed: External Magazines and Newsletters WITSReview
North-West University (NWU) 12. Printed: Annual Reports NWU Annual Report 2015
Stellenbosch University (SU) 13. Digital: Internal Magazines Life/Leef@StellenboschUni
Stellenbosch University (SU) 15. Digital: Internal Newsletters Impromptu Email Newsletter
University of the Free State (UFS) 15. Digital: Internal Newsletters UFS Student Newsletter
North-West University (NWU) 19. Websites NWU Faculty Subdomains
University of Cape Town (UCT) 19. Websites UCT news website project
University of Pretoria (UP) 20. Mobile Apps JuniorTukkie APP
University of the Free State (UFS) 22. Events: Single Day Top Achievers Early Bird Registration
University of the Free State (UFS) 23. Events: Multi-day UFS Graduation Ceremonies
Platinum Awards
Institution Category Entry
University of Pretoria (UP) 20. Mobile Apps JuniorTukkie APP
University of the Free State (UFS) 22. Events: Single Day Top Achievers Early Bird Registration

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
University of the Free State (UFS) 25. Design: Printed Visitors Guide
University of Johannesburg (UJ) 25. Design: Printed FADA brochure for prospective undergraduate students
Central University of Technology (CUT) 25. Design: Printed Quick Reference Guide for CUT programmes 2017/18
University of Cape Town (UCT) 25. Design: Printed Suite of UCT fact sheets
University of Pretoria (UP) 25. Design: Printed 2017 Annual Principal’s Concert Programme
Durban University of Technology (DUT) 26. Design: Visual and Audio-visual Media Rocket Presentation Video
Stellenbosch University (SU) 29. Writing: News Media PhD just about biltong for Maxine
University of Cape Town (UCT) 29. Writing: News Media ‘New lens on how Middle Stone Age tools were used’
University of Cape Town (UCT) 30. Writing: Feature / Documentary / Brochures ‘Child soldier’s PhD turns hurt into hope’
University of Cape Town (UCT) 30. Writing: Feature / Documentary / Brochures ‘A teacher all her life’
University of Cape Town (UCT) 31. Writing: Web Dust storm Mars rover mission
University of Cape Town (UCT) 31. Writing: Web Translating a path to success
University of Zululand (UNIZULU) 32. Photography: News The Culmination of a Journey
University of Cape Town (UCT) 34. Videography: Feature Short Organ Donation: From Death to Life
Stellenbosch University (SU) 34. Videography: Feature Short Rubix Cluster Mannequin Challenge
University of the Free State (UFS) 35. Videography: Feature Long UFS Schools Marketing video
Excellence Awards
Institution Category Entry
University of Cape Town (UCT) 29. Writing: News Media ‘New hermit crab species’
University of Cape Town (UCT) 30. Writing: Feature / Documentary / Brochures A bakkie-load of dignity
Stellenbosch University (SU) 30. Writing: Feature / Documentary / Brochures FMHS Annual Publication 2016
Stellenbosch University (SU) 33. Photography: Feature and Documentary Matieland Photos
University of Cape Town (UCT) 34. Videography: Feature Short Writing Your World: Finding yourself in the academic space
Gold Awards
Institution Category Entry
University of the Free State (UFS) 25. Design: Printed KICK-START YOUR ‘I-WANT-TO-BE’
University of South Africa (Unisa) 28. Other Graphic Design Arbor Day ‘Treesure Hunt’
Stellenbosch University (SU) 29. Writing: News Media The Smart water meter — every drop counts
North-West University (NWU) 30. Writing: Feature / Documentary / Brochures Eish! June 2017
Stellenbosch University (SU) 33. Photography: Feature and Documentary Matieland Photos
University of Cape Town (UCT) 34. Videography: Feature Short Extinctions: Past & Present
Stellenbosch University (SU) 35. Videography: Feature Long New image recognition software for white sharks
Platinum Awards
Institution Category Entry
North-West University (NWU) 30. Writing: Feature / Documentary / Brochures Eish! June 2017

Special Awards


Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation Business Issue Award

Stellenbosch University for showcasing how marketing, advancement & communication professionals play a vital role in adding to the dialogue on key issues affecting society

Severus Cerff Award

Stellenbosch University for consistently delivering high quality entries – 11 Merit Awards, 6 Excellence Awards, 5 Gold Awards

Chairperson’s Award of Excellence

University of the Free State in the Division 2 (Media, Events: Single Day) – Top Achievers Early Bird Registration