World Hand Hygiene Day contest winners

Diversey Care Applauds Winners of Hand Hygiene Contest
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Charlotte, N.C. – 13 July, 2015 – Sealed Air’s (NYSE: SEE) Diversey Care division today announced the three grand prize winners of its second annual global hand hygiene competition. The contest, which raises awareness for the benefits of clean hands around the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) World Hand Hygiene Day, encouraged individuals to submit photos of hands, including a short description on why those hands are worth protecting. Participants were able to upload them through the competition website or share them on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #handsonmyheart.  Each winner will receive an iPad Air 2.

“Just like last year, this year’s entries used creativity and emotion to highlight the importance of proper hand hygiene, making it tough to pick just three winners,” said Dr Ilham Kadri, President, Diversey Care. “We’re thrilled to see people from around the world recognising that clean hands can save lives. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all contest participants.”

Entries were received from all over the world, including a sizeable increase in participants from Asia and Latin America. Although internal entries were not eligible for a prize, a large number of Diversey Care employees participated, showing company-wide commitment to hand hygiene. The winners were judged on how their stories and creativity touched the judges’ hearts. 

The grand prize winners include:

  1. Hillary Connon, United Kingdom

  2. Katleen De Blaere, Belgium

  3. Diana Buus, Denmark

“To ensure proper hand hygiene, individuals need easy-to-follow training, effective products and tools, and ongoing support from their organisations,” Kadri said.  “Our experts can help organisations implement and maintain a successful hand care programme that aids in infection prevention and the overall health and safety of staff, customers, patients and guests.”

To view the gallery of entries and access free hand hygiene guidelines, posters and related materials, visit

Diversey Care is a division of Sealed Air Corp., a leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information about Diversey Care, please visit or follow it on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


Rafael Echevarria

Corporate Communications Director, Diversey Care