The WUJS Awards
In 2014, in order to celebrate the work of our most active students, we initiated the first annual WUJS Awards. Awards are given to individuals and student unions and honour those who have made outstanding contributions to Jewish student life in a number of different areas. Unions and individuals can both nominate and the winners are decided by an independent jury of WUJS alumni and partners.
In addition to the main awards, two other categories of award are presented each year. Congress awards are presented to the most outstanding delegation and delegate respectively, as chosen by the WUJS Congress team during the actual Congress. We also present a maximum of three alumni each year with an honorary life membership of WUJS. These alumni are chosen each year by the WUJS Executive.
To nominate for a group award click here
To nominate for an individual award click here
Nominations close on 15th October 2016
The Campaign of the Year Award: Awarded to the the union or group of students who created the best political or social campaign in 2017.
The Israel Engagement Award: Awarded to the union or group of students who have organised unique programs which connect Jewish students to Israel in an innovative and meaningful way.
The Interfaith Award: Awarded to the union or group of students who have made outstanding efforts in the development of inter-faith relations.
The Maurice L. Perlzweig Social Action Award: Awarded to a union/group of students who ran a Social Action event/project which may have displayed some of the following:
The Developing Union Award: Awarded to a smaller student union that has seen increased development in the past years; engaging more students with their programmes and growing their influence in their community.
The Union of the Year Award: Awarded to the union that has been the most active and innovative student union of the year.
The Union Leader of the Year Award: Awarded to the national union president/chair who has been the most active and innovative union leader of the year.
The Political Activist of the Year Award: Awarded to a Jewish student leader who has been a dedicated and effective political activist on behalf of Jewish students.
The Emerging Jewish Leadership Award: Awarded to a new Jewish student leader in their first year of activism who has displayed huge dedication to Jewish student issues and exceptional leadership skills.
The Hersch Lauterpacht Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Student Life: Awarded to an activist who may have been/displayed the following:
Outstanding Delegation: Awarded to the organisation whose delegation most contributes to the spirit and educational interaction among all delegations in attendance.
Outstanding Delegate: Awarded to the delegate who distinguishes themselves by contributing effort, energy and spirit to make the Congress a better experience for all.
Each year we honour our alumni by choosing a maximum of three people who are awarded Honorary Life Membership of WUJS in recognition of their contribution and passion for Jewish student life.