Frequently Asked Questions


Important notice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The WUWHS (World Union of Wound Healing Societies) Congress 2020 has been postponed until March 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. This decision was made by the WUWHS organisers and as a result the JWC WUWHS awards ceremony will not go ahead with the planned date of 10th March 2020.

However, obviously all entries deserve recognition for your fantastic achievements and we want to respect the quality and innovative nature of the work you are doing. So, we will be hosting a virtual awards week, beginning on Sunday 21st February and finishing on Friday 26th February 2021. Each evening will also include winners’ interviews and educational webinars. We are really excited with the new format for the awards which will stream entirely via our Awards Website

All attendees have been contacted by email and we will be in touch in the near future to confirm new arrangements.

When do the entries close?

Entries are now closed and the shortlist has been announced.

What is the nomination and judging process?

All entries are anonymised prior to judging so please minimise the use of nominee(s) names when giving evidence, and use the third person (he/she/they).

Judging will be based on: 
  • Evidence of novelty/original thinking,
  • Evidence of a significant impact/benefit to the area or patients,
  • Evidence in the application or supporting document of the achievements described,
  • Suitability for the category entered.
Please Note for Dressing/Device Nominations:
  • Companies are invited to nominate a dressing or device that they believe has altered wound care facilitating healing and while being cost-effective,
  • This must be available in at least three territories,
  • This award will be judged by an independent panel of board members and KOL’s.

What happens after I have submitted my entries?

Once you have submitted your entries they will be processed by the awards team, ready for judging.
Once the judging has taken place in January 2020, we will announce a shortlist and invite those on the shortlist to the awards week taking place between Sunday 21st - Friday 26th February 2021.

When are the winners announced?

The winners will be announced during our virtual awards week on Sunday 21st - Friday 26th February 2021.

Do I have to pay to attend the ceremony?

No, the virtual awards week is free to attend.

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

There is the opportunity to sponsor the awards. For more information please contact Anthony Kerr.
Phone: 020 7501 6726

How will I know whether my organisation has been shortlisted?

The full shortlist will be published on this website early 2020. You will also receive confirmation by email at this time.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please click here to read our terms and conditions.

What can I wear to the awards ceremony?

The dress code is black tie