The Gold Quill Awards

2011 IABC Gold Quill Awards® Call for Entries now open

It’s time to prepare for the 2011 Gold Quill Awards. Enter this global competition to receive the highest level of professional acknowledgment within business communication and pursue the gold. Early bird deadline: 28 January 2011 Final deadline: 4 February 2011 All professional members will receive a copy of the Call for Entries via postal mail this month, but you can get a sneak peek at where you’ll also find translations in French, Russian and Spanish.

Golden words from the 2010 Blue Ribbon Panel judges to help you win:

  • “Please cross-reference your work plan and work sample—make it easy for us to see how clever you are!”
  • “Always provide a strong context to the opportunity or problem you are solving.”
  • “Have someone who was not involved with the project proofread your entry and listen to their feedback; pay special attention to sections where your proofreader did not understand the message you were communicating.”

Visit the Gold Quill Awards page for the Call for Entries and more tips and resources from judges and past winners.

2011 IABC Student Gold Quill Awards Call for Entries now open

The IABC Student Gold Quill Awards competition recognizes excellence in communication at the undergraduate and graduate school level. Full- or part-time students should consider entering their original work. Entering is a great way to help start a portfolio and the experience gained from entering an international competition looks great on a résumé. Encourage students in your area to enter and/or promote IABC’s Student Gold Quill Awards.
Final deadline: 4 February 2011

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