Saluting our entrants the world over
Dear Communication Colleagues,
Thank you to all entrants from all over the world for your amazing works that have defined the 2021 Gold Quill Awards!
We salute you all, our global colleague-entrants, who shared your stories in spite of having a difficult 2020 and 2021, and our esteemed Gold Quill Awards Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) evaluators for your dedication in poring over the entries.
Notwithstanding the upheavals brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we received 482 entries from 22 countries, from both IABC members and non-members. These were reviewed by distinguished communicators at 11 BRP sites: Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, San Francisco and Chicago in the US, London in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Johannesburg in South Africa, Metro Manila in the Philippines, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia; and a new site, Wellington in New Zealand.
Preparations have begun for the virtual Gold Quill Awards Excellence Gala on June 29 where winners will be recognized. It will be at the virtual IABC World Conference 2021. And true to the Gold Quill Awards’ spirit of continuous learning through valuable feedback, all entrants will receive the results and the access to their entries’ scores and comments.
The exceptional communication works’ strategic relevance, timeliness and innovation further raised the bar and grew the body of work for our profession. We look back, too, to over 40 years of the Gold Quill Awards, the 7-Point Global Scale of Excellence and the rubrics and the integrity of the process for which IABC has come to be known. To all our past Gold Quill Award Chairs and Award Committee members, the BRP Chairs, Co-Chairs and evaluators; the IABC International Executive Board, Council of Regions, Regional Boards and Chapter leaders, IABC Fellows, IABC members and IABC Staff, many thanks for your support.
Congratulations to our 2021 Gold Quill Award winners!
Registration for the virtual 2021 World Conference is ongoing. We hope you can join us there!
Many thanks and cheers!
Ritzi Villarico-Ronquillo, APR, IABC Fellow
Chair, IABC 2021 Awards Committee
On behalf of the Awards Committee:
Maureen Healey, ABC, CAE - Vice Chair
Ed Kamrin, SCMP - Past Chair
Theomary Karamanis, Ph.D., SCMP - Member
Sylvia Link, MC, ABC, APR - Member
Jeffrey Ory, ABC, APR - Members
Derrick Rozdeba - IEB Liaison
Paige Schafer – Membership & Operations Coordinator | Staff Liaison