Dear Colleagues:

Every year, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards program recognizes inspiring and inspired work from around the world.

The goal of a communicator’s best work is to change hearts and minds, ultimately inspiring action. It should connect people and ideas, using concepts born out of creativity and innovation. Award-winning work will also inspire others to reach for excellence.

Are you ready to inspire and be inspired? Share your best work by entering the 2017 Gold Quill Awards program.

The Gold Quill Awards program gives you the opportunity for global recognition. See how your work measures up to a global standard—a standard that elevates groundbreaking work to identify “the best of the best” communication in the world.

The Gold Quill program features 28 categories in four divisions. Your work will be evaluated by a Blue Ribbon Panel made up of trained judges from around the world. All entrants receive constructive feedback and coaching, which makes for an excellent professional development opportunity.

We continue to improve the Gold Quill program, this year focusing on Division 2 Communication Research and Division 3 Communication Education and Training. We have provided more relevant guidelines for writing the work plan for entries in both of these divisions, as well as more appropriate scoring criteria for evaluating these entries.

I look forward to being inspired by your work, and celebrating your success at the Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., in June 2017.

Lynn Barter, ABC
2017 IABC Gold Quill Awards Chair