The Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence. All application materials must be received no later than January 31, 2017, and must include the nomination form and letters of endorsement.
About Judy Wilkenfeld
When Judy Wilkenfeld died on May 24, 2007, the world lost an incomparable advocate of tobacco control. Judy worked tirelessly to reduce tobacco's toll for more than 20 years, first as a public official and then as a leader of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids international efforts.
Among her many accomplishments, Judy played an integral role in the development and adoption of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the emergence of the Framework Convention Alliance.
Her expertise and devotion forever changed the world of tobacco control. But Judy's true impact extends far beyond her professional achievements. Judy was unique in the way she respectfully treated colleagues, and in the way she brought them together. Judy touched favorably upon the lives of all who knew her, and served as a role model to many.
About the Award
In Judy's honor, the Campaign established the Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence, which is given annually to an advocate from a low- or middle-income country who has worked to significantly reduce tobacco use through policy advocacy and exemplifies the traits for which Judy was known.
Like Judy, the winner of the award will exemplify the following traits:
- Exhibits utmost respect in honoring the diversity of the tobacco control community;
- Works to build consensus and bring people together;
- Serves as a mentor and/or role model for others in the movement;
- Has an established record of achievement; and
- Demonstrates the potential to be an even more significant future leader.
We at the Campaign are blessed to have worked with Judy, and we are delighted to offer this award in her honor to recognize and support other promising advocates.