A message from the 2019 IABC Awards Chair:

Dear Communicator:

Isn’t it time to be recognized for your best communication efforts?

Enter the 2019 Gold Quill Awards program and validate your best work against a global standard—a measure that elevates groundbreaking work to identify “the best of the best” communication efforts in the world.

What does that really mean? For more than 40 years, the IABC Gold Quill Awards have celebrated communication excellence by recognizing innovative, strategic work that delivers significant business results as measured against a 7-point scale of excellence.

Your entry: The Gold Quill Awards program features 28 categories in four divisions. Use the guides and other resources, including the IABC Awards work plan template, to help you prepare your entry. The work plan will ask you to outline things like the business problem, measurable objectives, research completed, stakeholder analysis, solution, challenges and evaluation of results.

Evaluation: Get your submissions assessed and validated by two highly experienced communicators who are trained to apply evaluation criteria based on IABC’s Global Standard for the communication profession. All entrants receive constructive feedback, making for an excellent professional development opportunity.

Bottom line: The only way to be an award-winning communicator is to enter! When you submit your entries by the January 2019 deadlines, you’ll receive your scores and feedback in early April, giving you time to plan to attend the Excellence Gala at the IABC World Conference in Vancouver on 11 June 2018.

I look forward to recognizing and celebrating your communication excellence with communicators from around the world.

Gabrielle Loring

2019 IABC Awards Chair