For more than 40 years, the IABC Gold Quill Awards have recognized communication work from around the world that soars above the average, taking communication to new heights. Award-winning work is innovative, strategic and delivers significant results. By entering the 2018 Gold Quill Awards program, you 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.

Below you will find information and promotional content to assist you with marketing the 2018 Gold Quill Awards program and encouraging entries from IABC regions and chapters. Please take a look and let us know if there is anything further we can provide. We will add new graphics and social media posts as the program progresses.

The theme for the program this year is “Soar.” 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.

The tagline is: Are you ready to soar? Share your best work by entering the 2018 Gold Quill Awards program.

Key dates

Program opens: 26 September 2017
Early-bird deadline: 15 November 2017
Deadline: 10 January 2018
Late deadline: 30 January 2018

Key messages

  • Are you ready to soar? Share your best work by entering the 2018 Gold Quill Awards program.
    • As the premier program for communication professionals (the “Pulitzer Prize” of our field), Gold Quill recognizes excellence in communication
    • Gold Quill honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale
  • Entering is a straightforward process:
    • Details are online
    • You can enter in multiple divisions
  • It’s an excellent, low-cost professional development opportunity.
  • Entering your work for a Gold Quill gets you access to feedback from leading communicators.

Articles about Gold Quill Award-winning case studies 

Each month, Communication World magazine publishes a case study focusing on a Gold Quill winner. Here are some recent articles that you might like to share with your members as part of your promotional campaign. You can also view the case studies page on the Gold Quill website.

Sample tweets (image to include below)

  • We’re honored to be recognized by @IABC with a Gold Quill Award and we look forward to attending the Excellence Gala held on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, at #IABC18 at the Palais de congrès in Montréal.  Find details about the Gala here: http://wc.iabc.com/the-excellence-awards-gala/
  • We’re elated to have been recognized @IABC with a ______ Award! We can’t wait to celebrate in style at the Excellence Gala held on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, at #IABC18 at the Palais de congrès in Montréal. Find details about the Gala here: http://wc.iabc.com/the-excellence-awards-gala/
  • We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been recognized by @IABC with a Gold Quill Award for our work on______. We’d also like to congratulate all the 2018 winners! View the full list of winners here: http://gq.iabc.com/winners/ #IABCGQ

Sample Facebook/LinkedIn posts (images below)

  • We’re honored to be recognized for our work on ____ with a Gold Quill Award and we look forward to attending the Excellence Gala held on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, at the IABC World Conference at the Palais de congrès in Montréal. Find details about the Gala here: http://wc.iabc.com/the-excellence-awards-gala/ #IABC18
  • We’re elated to have been recognized for our work on _____ with a ______ Award! We can’t wait to celebrate in style at the Excellence Gala held on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, at the IABC World Conference at the Palais de congrès in Montréal. Find details about the Gala here: http://wc.iabc.com/the-excellence-awards-gala/ #IABC18
  • We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been recognized by IABC with a Gold Quill Award for our work on______. We’d also like to congratulate all the 2018 winners! View the full list of winners here: http://gq.iabc.com/winners/ #IABCGQ

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