DEADLINES (all deadlines are 11:59 p.m. PST)

The 2019 Gold Quill Awards program will open in late September 2018.  The full schedule of deadlines for 2019 is:

Early-bird deadline: 14 November 2018 (Wednesday)
Deadline: 9 January 2019 (Wednesday)
Late deadline: 29 January 2019 (Tuesday)

Winners are announced in April.


All eligible work must be implemented, published or broadcast between January 2016 and the day of submission. If a long-term strategy was developed prior to January 2016 and hasn’t previously been entered, it is eligible for entry. If you entered your work in 2017 or 2018 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.

ENTRY FEES – no fee increase for 2019!!

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

Refund requests must be submitted in writing to and received before the submission deadline to be considered.  No refunds will be provided after the final 29 January 2019 deadline.

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