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, patients, campaigners, advocates and fundraisers from across our community of members.

The UICC Awards aim 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 on Congress years in any of the six categories below for the chance to be recognised at an Award Ceremony during the World Cancer Congress.

The inaugural 2018 Awards were announced following the UICC General Assembly, during the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, 1 – 4 October 2018

Check out the 2018 winners and finalists

Upcoming UICC awards

The next Award Ceremony will take place in Oman at the closing ceremony of the World Cancer Congress on 22 October 2020.

Award categories


Best Advocacy with Impact Report
15 Jan – 31 March (applications through Call for abstracts)

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


Best CEO of UICC member organisation
Applications 21 March – 20 May

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



Best Public-Private Partnership Initiative

Applications 21 March - 20 May

To recognise UICC members that have carried out a successful and innovative public-private partnership initiative.​


Best World Cancer Day Spirit Activity
Applications 21 March - 20 May

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



Best Patient Group Pavilion Case Study
15 Dec – 15 Feb (applications through Call for case studies)

To recognise a member of UICC who presented the best case study for the patient group pavilion of the 2020 World Cancer Congress. Nominations are linked to the call for case study for the patient group pavilion at the 2020 WCC.​



Best Scientific Abstract
15 Jan – 31 March (applications through Call for abstracts)

To recognise the quality of the scientific contribution from a member of UICC in their abstract submission at the 2020 World Cancer Congress. Nominations are linked to the call for abstracts of the 2020 World Cancer Congress.​

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Best Global Village Stand
Decision taken onsite

To recognise a member of UICC who comes out with the best Global Village stand at the 2020 World Cancer Congress. This Award recognises aspects such as design, engagement, interactivity and set of activities proposed at the booth throughout the Congress


Criteria of selection

For the different Awards, criteria of selection will include aspects such as:

  • Be a UICC Member
  • Partnership/Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Impact
  • Sustainability
  • Replicability
Last update: 
Friday 24 January 2020