Award categories

For FDI members

THE FOLLOWING TWO CATEGORIES ARE FOR FDI MEMBERS, I.E., NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATIONS OR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WITH SOME TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP – FDIWORDDENTAL.ORG/MEMBERS Exception: Student associations are excluded from these two categories – even if they hold FDI membership – as they are addressed exclusively in their own category

Most educational activity

Recognizes hands-on contributions to increase oral health literacy among the public, e.g. through schools programmes, educational lectures and oral health awareness workshops.

Award criteria*:

  • Number and variety of activities and their reach, i.e. number of participants
  • Stakeholder involvement, e.g. government officials
  • Distribution of educational materials
  • Media and social media coverage
  • Use of the WOHD theme and materials

 

Best media campaign

Recognizes WOHD campaigns that generate significant buzz in traditional or online media, and across a range of platforms, e.g. newspapers, radio, television, blogs and social media.

Award criteria*:

  • Number of press conference attendees
  • News articles generated
  • Audiences reached by media type, including online (page visits, social media likes and comments, etc.)
  • Circulation of press release and use of WOHD social media assets
  • Use of the WOHD theme and materials

*This Award is sponsored by our Global Partner, Smile Train

For Students Associations

THE FOLLOWING CATEGORY IS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS. FOR EXAMPLE, MEMBERS OF ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL STUDENTS, WHICH REPRESENTS OVER 20,000 DENTAL STUDENTS.

BEST CAMPAIGN BY A DENTAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

Recognizes WOHD activities that make a lasting impression because they are unique in promoting oral health messages among the public.

This award celebrates unique WOHD activities that have the potential to make a lasting impact through their educational approaches to promoting oral health.

Evaluation criteria includes:

  • Variety and reach of activities, and number of participants (served members of the community)
  • Collaborations with external partners, such as schools, hospitals, and government entities
  • Innovation and originality in the activity
  • Impact achieved through the distribution of take-home messages and oral care items
  • Media and social media engagement and reach
  • Integration of WOHD theme and materials
  • Event submission to global WOHD map

 

For the Public

THE FOLLOWING CATEGORY IS OPEN TO ALL GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS – NOT ASSOCIATED WITH FDI – ORGANIZING A WOHD EVENT, I.E., THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND NON-MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS, SUCH AS SCHOOLS, DENTAL PRACTICES AND OTHER HEALTHCARE SETTINGS.

MOST ENGAGING COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN

This award celebrates campaigns that educate local communities on the importance of oral and overall health. Evaluation criteria includes:

  • Variety and reach of activities, measured by participant numbers
  • Utilization and distribution of WOHD materials • Media and social media engagement and reach
  • Collaborations with external partners, such as professional associations and schools
  • Event submission to global WOHD map

*This Award is sponsored by our Global Partner, Dentsply Sirona

*Please note that depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic situation evolves, FDI World Dental Federation reserves the right to modify award criteria and prizes.