The Gold Quill Awards
The Gold Quill Awards honour the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale with a focus on achieving solid business outcomes.
For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide.
Since 2008, more than 5,000 projects have been entered in the Gold Quill Awards.
The IABC Gold Quill Awards program recognises business communication excellence globally, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.
While the style of the Gold Quill logo has changed through the years, the golden feather symbolizing a quill writing pen is a universal icon recognized throughout the industry.
All IABC Gold Quill Award entries are evaluated by international professional communicators with more than 10 years of experience. The majority of evaluators have earned Gold Quill Awards. Many are either IABC accredited or certified by the Global Communication Certification Council. And, all are trained to evaluate entries against established criteria aligned to IABC’s Global Standard of the communication profession.
Your entry is scored independently by two evaluators, who reconcile scores together at Blue Ribbon Panels held face-to-face in multiple locations around the world or virtually.
0 projects have been entered in the Gold Quill Awards. The IABC Gold Quill Awards program recognises business communication excellence globally, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.
The Gold Quill winners are celebrated each year at the sparkling Excellence Gala at the IABC World Conference. Their case studies are featured in IABC’s online magazine, Communication World and are preserved as best-practice examples in IABC’s online library.
The Gold Quill winners symbolise communication achievement at its height.
Join the Blue Ribbon Panel
A team of volunteer IABC members from around the world give their time and expertise each year to evaluate the Gold Quill entries. Many members who have been selected to evaluate IABC Gold Quill Awards entries consider it a privilege to review some of the best communication work in the world. The role of evaluator is extremely important – not only in selecting the best work, but in educating entrants and helping them develop as communication professionals. Evaluators are expected to complete a short virtual training session to align on evaluation standards and processes.
If you would like to participate in a Blue Ribbon Panel, please apply via email to [email protected].