Have you got what it takes to win an EMErald or a Gold Quill?

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Neil Griffiths as the regional coordinator for Gold Quill as well as the regional EMErald awards. Neil has recently returned to the UK from Canada, where he was an active member of the Montréal chapter.

You’ll be hearing more directly from Neil in the coming weeks and months, but let me take this opportunity to draw an outline of the opportunities in connection with the Gold Quill and EMErald programme:

– Gold Quill is the global IABC awards programme

– EMErald is an award for Europe & Middle East communicators

– By submitting your Europe / Middle East work for the Gold Quill, you automatically get considered for both programmes

– We’ll present EMErald winners at a gala dinner at the next Eurocomm (7-8 April 2011)

– Gold Quill winners are presented at the IABC World Conference (12-15 June 2011)

What to do next

  • Revisit the call for entries (PDF): English | French | Russian | Spanish and start thinking about work you have done that might qualify…
  • Listen to the podcast with the 2011 Gold Quill Awards chair
  • Follow Neil on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn + Follow @IABCEME

We’ve seen strong participation from the Europe & Middle East Region in the past and are proud to have repeat winners amongst our ranks.

Need more convincing? I asked one first-time winner to capture in ninety seconds the how and why.

Good luck for 2011!

Marc Wright
Chair, IABC Europe and Middle East Region http://europe.iabc.com/ | Join now and Be Heard™

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