Coloplast WOD - Activities

    The awareness campaign, #MyOstomyStory, for the global ostomy community together with the Merit Award is now ready. We are really excited about it and believe that it has the potential to create very positive awareness globally.

   We would like the message to spread out into the global community as far as possible. All posts on social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) using the #MyOstomyStory hashtag will be shown here. This is really the core of the campaign because everyone will be able to see each other's posts, read each other's stories and interact about it online.


   Let us help spread the #MyOstomyStory hashtag to the global community through your network of members and national ostomy associations, as that will enable us to reach a lot more people. The ideal timing will be to communicate the #MyOstomyStory hashtag broadly from September 26 and onwards, as those who are curious by then will be able to find the page online and hopefully be inspired to also share their story. Or just 'browse' through other people's stories

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    The awareness campaign, #MyOstomyStory, for the global ostomy community together with the Merit Award is now ready. We are really excited about it and believe that it has the potential to create very positive awareness globally.

The Coloplast Merit Award 2015

Coloplast supports World Ostomy Day (WOD) by awarding the member associations of the International Ostomy Association (IOA) that share their best stories from the past year about enabling people with stomas to live their life as they wish to. The Coloplast Merit Award's fundamental aim is to encourage the spread of enterprising initiatives of national ostomy associations to member associations around the globe.

There are three regional contests:

  • Europe
  • The Americas
  • Asia and South Pacific

There will be a price for each region and the price in each region is a cheque for 3,000 USD and a diploma.

Deadline for applying online is 6 December 2015

The winners (one per region) will be informed directly in the middle of January 2016. The awards are presented at a local association meeting with participation of a local representative from Coloplast and if possible an IOA representative.

The conditions of the Coloplast Merit Award are:

  • Only IOA member associations are eligible to participate
  • Entries must be directly concerned with furthering the needs of people with a stoma
  • The entries, in English, should be submitted electronically to Coloplast – see information below.
  • The decision of the adjudicating committee will be final

The entries should be supported by photographs and if possible press cuttings.

The adjudicating committee consists of two members of IOA and a representative from Coloplast A/S.

Judging Criterion:

  • The entry should support the overall theme: Many Stories, One Voice
  • The entry should tell a story about enabling people with stomas to live their life as they wish to
  • It should show activities that reflect the wide diversity of people and how they can share great mutual activities with other people in a social surrounding
  • We will specifically look for images of people
  • It should show originality – level of innovation and enterprise
  • The entry should reflect public awareness – degree of impact nationally, preferably including press coverage
  • It should tell their best story from the past year, preferably about the theme "Many Stories, One Voice", supporting the aim of World Ostomy Day in improving the rehabilitation of people with a stoma worldwide by bringing to the attention of the general community and the global community the needs and aspirations of them and their families.

How to apply?

Send an email to meritaward@coloplast.com including

  • Name
  • Street
  • Zip code
  • Town
  • Country
  • IOA region (Europe, The Americas or Asia & South Pacific)
  • Phone number
  • Attached documents confirming conditions described above. 

By sending an email you give consent that Coloplast and a third party, with the consent of Coloplast, may freely use the photographs taken of me in connection with Coloplast's business in and outside Denmark, including on the internet, if needed.

Deadline December 6 2015

Testimonials

The aim of World Ostomy Day is to improve the rehabilitation of ostomates worldwide by bringing to the attention of the general public and the global community the needs and aspirations of ostomates and their families. Activities to promote awareness around the world will include: educational programmes, seminars, support meetings and demonstrations, displays, electronic information networks, newspaper and magazine announcements, advertisements and articles, publication of informative handout materials and brochures, audio and video announcements and films, personal visits and lobbying activities, official government proclamations and joint activities with complementary agencies and professional health associations.

WOD - Organizers