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The 2018 Gold Quill Awards program will open in late September 2017. The 2018 deadlines are:

  • Early-bird deadline: 15 November 2017
  • Deadline: 10 January 2018
  • Late deadline: 30 January 2018

Winners are announced in April.


All eligible work must be implemented, published or broadcast between January 2015 and the day of submission. If a long-term strategy was developed prior to January 2015 and hasn’t previously been entered, it is eligible for entry. If you entered your work in 2016 or 2017 and didn’t win an award, you may revise and re-enter your project. Entries that have won in previous years may not be resubmitted.


Entrant Early-bird deadline Final deadline  Late deadline 
IABC members US$275 US$350  US$450
Non-member US$375 US$450  US$550
Student member US$25 US$40  US$50
Non-member students US$60 US$75  US$90

Entry fees in U.S. dollars

For information on the benefits of IABC membership, call IABC headquarters toll-free at 800.776.4222 or +1 415.544.4700 outside the U.S. and Canada, visit, or contact