After much deliberation and with deep regret, we must announce the cancellation of the Worlddidac Award Ceremony 2020.
The recent and rapid increase of COVID-19 infections has also hit Switzerland. In order to protect the population, on Friday, 23 October 2020, the Canton of Bern has issued a ban of events and gatherings with more than 15 people.
The common joy of success, the celebration of individual award winners and networking has always been the focus of the award ceremony. We had been working intensely on a hybrid concept of the evening since August with the intention to allow everyone who wishes, to participate. We had hoped to let the local guests and those from abroad prevented from travelling to Switzerland to celebrate together. Due to the newest restrictions, this is no longer possible. We have concluded that a purely virtual event does not adequately serve the purpose of honouring the participants as desired.
The celebrations have been postponed and depending on the course of this extraordinary situation may be held next year. The winners of each category will officially be published on the website on 3 November 2020 and announced in the press release and the social media.
Again, we deeply regret not being able to execute our event and ask you for your understanding. The safety and health of all involved is of the utmost importance.
Your Worlddidac Team