UICC Members Awards

Recognising outstanding achievements and innovative practices across 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. UICC strongly believes in continuing to celebrate members and creating opportunities to honour their work.

The UICC Members 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 usually sought on Congress years in any of the seven categories below for the chance to be recognised at an Award Ceremony during the World Cancer Congress.

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 WCC, two Awards were still given for two categories, Best CEO and Best Demonstration of the World Cancer Day Spirit. The finalists and winners were recognised during a special edition of the Virtual Dialogues in November 2020. 

Discover the finalists and winners of the 2020 UICC MEMBERS AWARDS:

  1. CEO Award
  2. World Cancer Day Award

Moving forward: 2022 UICC MEMBERS AWARDS

The 2022 World Cancer Congress will also honour the outstanding work of the UICC members, in the following categories.

Award categories



Best CEO of UICC Member Organisation

Application dates to be announced

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




Application dates to be announced

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

Best Advocacy with Impact REPORT
Application dates to be announced

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


BEST public-private partnership initiative 

Application dates to be announced

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




Application dates to be announced

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 

Application dates to be announced

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.​



best Global Village stand 

Decision taken onsite at the 2022 WCC

To recognise a UICC member 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

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