IABC’s Gold Quill Awards program is an international symbol of excellence in strategic communication that recognizes smart thinking, flawless execution and proven results. Whether policy-based or marketing-driven, award winners deliver meaningful work that contributes to business results and builds the reputation of the communication profession. Reaching across the globe, IABC seeks the best of the best. By reading this guide, you’ll be able to match your work against the criteria used by evaluators. We invite you to use this guide to help you prepare an award-winning entry that turns your work into gold.