NWU shines bright at annual MACE Excellence Awards

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:29

NWU shines bright at annual MACE Excellence Awards

During 2018 the North-West University (NWU) continued on its course of excellence and added numerous accolades to its already impressive trophy cabinet.


Most recently, the NWU took to the winners podium at both the MACE Excellence Awards and the South African Publication Forum Awards.

MACE Excellence Awards

The MACE Excellence Awards takes place annually and recognises and celebrates excellence and the achievements of specialists and practitioners in marketing, advancement and communication in the higher education sector. This year the award ceremony took place in Cape Town and saw the NWU walk away with no less than seven accolades:
 

  • NWU & U (electronic alumni magazine)
  • Bronze Award of Excellence for Skills: Design for Digital Media
  • Bronze Award of Excellece for Skills: Writing for Features, Documentaries, and Brochures
     
  • BUAtv: Faculty Focus Campaign
  • Bronze Award of Excellence for Skills: Videography
     
  • Tomorrow is my NWU
  • Bronze Award of Excellence for Skills: Videography
     
  • NWU Integrated Report 2016
  • Bronze Award of Excellence for Media: Printed and Digital Annual Reports
  • Platinum Award of Excellence for Skills: Writing for Features, Documentaries, and Brochures
     
  • Eish! (electronic staff magazine)
  • Silver Award of Excellence for Skills: Writing for Features, Documentaries, and Brochures
     

According to Louis Jacobs, director of Corporate Communication (in the Directorate Corporate Relations and Marketing), the NWU was also ranked as one of three finalists for the prestigious MACE National Chairperson’s Award.

South African Publication Forum

During the annual award ceremony of the SA Publication Forum held in Centurion, the NWU once again showed its mettle against competitors across the board, from government to corporates to one-man-shows and agencies. This year saw more the Forum receive more than 150 entries

The NWU proudly boasts the following achievements:

  • NWU website

Runner-up: Best Corporate Website

  • Tomorrow is my NWU

Finalist: Best Corporate DVD

  • BUAtv (Faculty Focus Campaign)

Finalist: Best Corporate DVD

  • Eish!

Finalist: Best Digital Publication

  • NWU & U:

Runner-up: Best Digital Publication
 

  • 2016 Annual Report
    Certificate of Excellence

According to Nelia Engelbrecht, the NWU’s editor-in-chief, the feedback that these platforms provide enables the editorial team to identify their shortcomings, but also to give flight to their potential. “Although it was quite overwhelming initially to see the exceptional work other organisations are doing, participation in these competitions soon broadened our horizons and the high-quality work of the winners in the different categories became shining beacons on our own road to excellence,” says Nelia. She adds that the NWU has come to be a force to be reckoned with in both these competitions.