Ready to inspire and be inspired? Learn how to create an award-winning Gold Quill entry

You know you’ve rocked it with your best work ever, and now you’re ready for the next steps: winning a prestigious Gold Quill Award and celebrating your accomplishments at the Excellence Gala in June.

Before you dig in to crafting your Gold Quill Award submission, watch this free one-hour webinar on how to create a winning entry. The session is hosted by Cindy Schmieg, ABC, and Kirk Grayson, ABC.

Cindy SchmiegPresenter: Cindy Schmieg, ABC, has a keen eye for recognizing strategic communication practices. She serves as the 2017 Gold Quill Awards Vice Chair after multiple years working to improve IABC award processes and evaluating entries. With 25+ years of active IABC involvement along with corporate, agency, and consulting practice, Cindy teaches online in the communications master’s degree program at Southern New Hampshire University and at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her office proudly displays her numerous Quill awards—bronze, silver, and, gold.



Presenter: Kirk Grayson, ABC, is the principal of Pedamento, a content strategy consultancy in Vancouver, British Columbia. A long-time member of IABC, Kirk has served on the local chapter board, mentored accreditation candidates, proctored ABC exams and evaluated award entries at the local, national and international level. She has served as a member of the awards committee, where she enjoyed working with really smart and strategic communicators like Cindy to bring the great Gold Quill program to the communication world.

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