UICC Awards

Recognising outstanding achievements and innovative practices from across the UICC membership.

In order to achieve our collective goals for global cancer control, we need to learn from the remarkable leaders, campaigners, advocates, fundraisers and collaborators from across our community of members.

The UICC Awards programme aims to identify and celebrate the exceptional contributions made by UICC members and inspire the cancer control community through their efforts.

Open to UICC members only, nominations are sought in any of the five categories below for the chance to be recognised at an Award Ceremony on 2 October 2018, following the UICC General Assembly, during the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, 1 – 4 October 2018.

The call for nominations is now closed. Check out the finalists here.

Award categories

The Advocacy with Impact Award

To recognise the outstanding work of UICC members in developing and implementing impactful advocacy programmes or campaigns.​


The CEO Award

To recognise leadership and expertise in managing a cancer control organisation.​

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The Fundraising Award

To recognise UICC members that have carried out a successful and innovative fundraising initiative, whether a campaign, an event, a donation programme, or a digital campaign.​


World Cancer Day Spirit Award

To recognise UICC member organisations who demonstrate a generous collaborative spirit in their World Cancer Day activities.


The Collaboration Award

To recognise collaborative initiatives, whether national, regional or international, that exhibit innovative models of engagement and outcomes. Nominations are linked to the call for collaborations at the 2018 World Cancer Congress Regional Meetings.​

Frequently Asked Questions

What will my submission be judged on?

While each award category has specific selection criteria, as noted in the nomination forms, cross-cutting themes will be the degree to which the actions described were deemed to be impactful, replicable and include elements of collaboration and innovation. 

How will each award winner be selected?

For each award category a slate of three shortlisted nominations will be determined by UICC staff with expertise on the particular subject.

Phone interviews will then be carried out with each award’s shortlisted nominees by a judging panel in order to check and challenge the submission and select a winner. Each award will be selected by a different judging panel with specific expertise on the subject matter.

Can I submit an entry for more than one category?

Member organisations can enter into multiple categories where relevant to their work. Multiple submissions for one award category from the same member organisation are however permitted only for the Fundraising (max. two) and the Collaboration awards.

What is the prize?

Shortlisted nominees will be featured on the dedicated Awards section of the UICC website and through UICC communications and social media. The UICC Awards Ceremony will be held on the evening of 2 October 2018, immediately after the UICC General Assembly, during the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, where winners will be announced and recognised for their achievements.

Will support be available to attend the Award Ceremony at the World Cancer Congress?

As the UICC policy on travel grants limits eligibility to organisations registered in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) as per World Bank classification, being shortlisted doesn’t give automatic access to travel support. However, organisations with an active engagement in activities at the World Cancer Congress, including the UICC Awards, will have priority considerations for any travel grants that may become available.

When will the entries be judged?

Submissions will be open until 8 June 2018. Shortlisted nominees will be announced by the end of July 2018. Phone interviews by the judging panels with the finalists to decide final award winners will be carried out during August 2018.

Will my submission be recognised even if I don’t win?

Only shortlisted submissions will be featured on the UICC website and online communication, with the exception of the Collaboration Award where all eligible submissions will be included in a compendium of collaborations to be made available to UICC members.

Nonetheless, regardless of whether you are ultimately shortlisted or not, sharing the successes and activities you are proud of with us will help us better understand your work and tailor our services. So, turn the submission into an opportunity for team-bonding among your staff and teams, ask them to come together in making the case for your CEO, World Cancer Day campaign, collaboration, advocacy or fundraising initiative and your submission will already be a success!

Last update: 
Wednesday 15 August 2018