For over a century, Blues Awards have celebrated sporting excellence at The University of Queensland.
Since 1912, Blue and Half Blue Awards have been presented to champion UQ sportsmen and women, in recognition of their outstanding sporting achievements, and for enhancing the reputation of university sport.
To be awarded a University Blue is held in high esteem and is one of the highest accolades a student-athlete athlete can receive. To date, the University has awarded over 2,300 Blue and Half Blues.
The 2019 UQ Blues nominations are now open.
2019 UQ Blues Awards Nominations
Blues nominations are now open.
Please complete the online nomination form ensuring a current hi-res photograph of the nominee is attached.
2019 UQ Blues Awards Dinner
UQ Sport invites you to celebrate the outstanding sporting achievements of our past and present student-athletes at the 2019 UQ Blues Awards Dinner.
Special Guest Speaker: Natalie Cook OAM (5-time Beach Volleyball Olympian; Sydney 2000 Gold Medallist)
The event includes canapés on arrival, two-course dinner and drinks package
- Location: Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane
- Date: Friday 1 November 2019
- Time: 6:30pm to 10pm
- Dress Code: Semi-formal / Cocktail
Early Bird: $85pp* (Available until Friday 18 October)
Bookings Close: Thursday 24 October
*Excludes booking fee
Payment options: Purchase tickets online with credit card, or please call 07 3365 6612, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.
UQ Sport is committed to maintaining contact with our sporting alumni. Blue and Half Blue recipients are encouraged to provide their latest contact details by completing our electronic form.
You can also contribute to the Blues Awards by providing information, sporting artefacts and photographs – please email us to get in touch!
The tradition of Blues Awards has been widely adopted by universities all over the world.
The Blues name is derived from the iconic inter-varsity rivalry between Britain’s Oxford and Cambridge Universities. At a boat race in 1829, a Cambridge oarsmen famously tied a light blue ribbon (the colours of his school, Eton College) to the bows of the University’s boat – the Blues legacy was born!
For a complete list of UQ Blue & Half Blue award recipients please click on the relevant decade below:
The University of Queensland and UQ Sport, through an independent Blues Advisory Committee, have developed selection criteria to ensure Blue and Half-Blue recipients are of the highest standard.
To receive a Blue, student-athletes will have produced exceptional results at national or international-level sporting competitions. The Blues Advisory Committee also takes into consideration the standard and quality of these competitions when judging Blue nominations.
A Half Blue recognises outstanding sporting performances at state-level and/or university competitions.