Entries are now being invited for 2025

As part of the JWC Conference 2025, the JWC Awards will again be hosted at the Imperial War Museum in London on Friday 14th of February 2025. Entries will be opening in August, but you can still check our entry requirements to ensure you are ready to showcase your achievements at a future JWC Awards!

Our awards have recognised and celebrated excellence in research and practice both nationally and internationally and have been termed ‘the Olympics of wound care’.

Our awards attracted over 145 entries in 2024, from tissue viability nurses, to doctors and surgeons, to researchers. Our categories represent the ‘bed-to-bedside’ approach that we provide a platform for at JWC. This year we have 16 categories, including Innovation in Surgical site infection, The Cellular, Acellular and Matrix-Like Products, Best Research, and Most Progressive Society.

There is no charge for entering the awards. Every shortlisted and winning entry will benefit from benchmarking amongst peers, company recognition, an introduction to our judging panel, presence on the JWC awards website, and on our social media channels, not to mention the introduction to the wider wound care community.

The closing date for entries is to be announced and finalists will be notified in due course. Our winners will be announced at our awards ceremony that will be held at Imperial War Museum in London on Friday 14th of February 2025.

We look forward to hearing more about you/your team's successes, progress and hard work during the last year.

Enter awards

Deadline: 31 October 2024

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Each entry must be submitted online using the online entry system. You will be asked to register after which you can choose the categories you wish to enter and follow the on-screen instructions. Once you have completed the work on your entries, you can submit them all at once. The online entry system allows you to start an entry, save it, and complete it at a later date.

Deadline for entries: Thursday, October 31st 2024

The main component of your entry is a 500 word written statement outlining what the nominee(s)/group/society has done, that has furthered knowledge and benefited/the patient or area.

In addition to this you will need to supply:

  • Name of nominee
  • Job title
  • Place of work
  • Contact details (email, telephone, and address)
  • Supporting documents *optional*
  • Supervisor details and confirmation of consent *optional*
  • Supervisor statement *optional*

Please note, all entries will be anonymised prior to judging.

You may submit additional information to support your entry, for example: images or testimonials, references and qualifications etc.

Wherever possible, this should be uploaded online with the entry. You can submit up to 3 files online to support your nomination, should you want to submit extra supporting documents please email it to nurseledconferences@markallengroup.com

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 and facilitated healing, whilst being cost-effective.

This award will be judged by an independent panel of board members and KOL’s.

Please take note of the information below to help you when submitting your entry.

  • Be specific. Avoid going off topic
  • Keep it simple and straight to the point.
  • You can use bullet points for clarity
  • Avoid repetition
  • Stick to the word limits
  • If you’re re-submitting your entry, ensure that it highlights developments since the previous year. The judges will want to see growth
  • Use evidence that is up-to-date with the constantly developing field


Always support your entry with aevidence, examples of some evidence are below:

  • Feedback - patient/health professionals
  • Posters
  • Quality of life scores
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Data

Please note, all entries will be anonymised prior to judging.

Good luck!


Imperial War Museum, London


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