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Silver Quill Awards 2018 – Final Deadline

August 29th, 2018 in IABC Events, IABC News, Quill Awards

The 2018 Regional Silver Quill Awards programme recognises business communication excellence across the continent, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious global communication awards.

All entrants into the IABC Africa Silver Quill Awards will be encouraged to enter the 2019 global awards programme, which will be presented at an Excellence Gala as part of the IABC’s World Conference in 2019.

 

Deadlines:

31 August 2018 – Early bird deadline

14 September 2018 – Final deadline

29 September 2018 – Evaluation of the Africa Silver Quill Awards

24 October 2018 – Gala evening hosted at the IABC Africa Regional Conference where the winners of an Africa Silver Quill Award will receive their awards

 

Cost:

Members: R 999

Non-members: R 1499

 

Submission process:

Either via email to info@iabc.co.za, Drop Box or We Transfer. Based on your location, you may hand deliver it to a specific location as well if need be. This will be advised when you enter.

 

Where can I get help to prepare my Silver Quill entry?

For any additional questions, please email info@iabc.co.za or call 072 226 0255

 

About the Africa Silver Quill Awards:

This is the third year that the Africa Region embarks on rolling out the Africa Silver awards programme before the global Gold Quill awards process. This is not only to recognise local communication excellence but also to assist and prepare entrants for the global programme. Once you have SILVER – then go for the GOLD!!!

 

About the global Gold Quill Awards:

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognised and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. The Gold Quill Awards honour the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale with a focus on achieving solid business outcomes.

 

IABC World Conference Scholarship

April 4th, 2018 in IABC Events, IABC News

2018 World Conference Scholarship Nomination

IABC Africa Region has one 2018 IABC World Conference standard registration scholarship available to all Africa Region members. The World Conference will be held from June 3-6, 2018, in Montreal, Canada.   The scholarship is valid for one (1) standard conference registration, valued at over $1500. The scholarship does not cover additional expenses involved such as for travel, accommodation or meals. These expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. The individual who is awarded the scholarship will also need to purchase tickets to attend ancillary events on their own, if so desired.

 

To qualify, you

 

  • Must be a member of good standing order:
  • Must be a member now as well as effective June 3-6, 2018
  • Must have never previously attended IABC World Conference
  • Could not attend the IABC World Conference without this scholarship
  • Have not already registered for the conference

 

How to apply

 

Send us an email covering the following:

 

  • Outline of your contributions to IABC
  • Statement of need for financial assistance
  • Your plan to communicate your experience at World Conference
  • A 200 word or less explanation on the value you would get from World Conference

 

Self-nominations are encouraged.  Due to the tight time frame for planning, please send in your nominations by end of business on 26 April, 2018.  Email nominations to info@iabc.co.za.

The chosen recipient will be informed directly.

 

IABC World Conference 2018: 3 – 6 June, Montreal, Canada

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IABC Africa region launches Silver Quill Awards programme

July 11th, 2017 in IABC Events, Quill Awards

 

IABC Africa Region launches Silver Quill Awards programme

 

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Africa Region is excited to announce the kick off to the 2017 Regional Silver Quill Awards programme. The programme recognises business communication excellence across the continent, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious global communication awards.
 

All entrants into the IABC Africa Silver Quill Awards will be encouraged to enter the 2018 global awards programme, which is presented at an Excellence Gala, to be held in June 2018 in Montréal, as part of the IABC’s World Conference.

 

The Quill Awards are unique in the industry because they recognise work that makes a significant contribution to business outcomes. Evaluators will review each entry against IABC’s standard of excellence, encouraging the pursuit of excellence rather than competition. Evaluators particularly look for entries where communicators are able to demonstrate the impact their work had on business goals and are innovative and unique.

 

“Local communicators produce exceptional work, which deserves to be recognised on the global stage”, says Carol Allers, IABC Africa regional chairperson. She adds, “the IABC African Silver Quill Awards not only recognises local communication excellence, but also helps to prepare entrants for the global Gold Quills programme. Entrants are guaranteed a thorough judging process, followed by detailed feedback to help prepare for the global awards entry”.

 

Deadlines:

15  September – Early bird deadline 

29 September – Final deadline

14 October – Evaluation of the Africa Silver Quill Awards

2 November – Gala evening hosted at the IABC Africa Regional Conference where the winners of an Africa Silver Quill Award will receive their awards

 

Cost:

Members: R999

Non-members: R1499

 

Submission process:

Either via email to info@iabc.co.za. Based on your location, you will be advised to either mail your submission or hand deliver it to a specific location. This will be advised when you enter.

 

About the Africa Silver Quill Awards:

This is the second year that the Africa Region embarks on rolling out the Africa Silver awards programme before the global Gold Quill awards process. This is not only to recognise local communication excellence but also to assist and prepare entrants for the global programme. Once you have SILVER – then go for the GOLD!!!

 

About the global Gold Quill Awards:

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognised and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. The Gold Quill Awards honour the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale with a focus on achieving solid business outcomes.

 

About IABC:

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is the recognised global community of communication professionals representing diverse industries and disciplines. We connect communicators with a global and local network, career opportunities, resources and knowledge – using communication to engage, influence, counsel and execute. At the forefront of the communication profession and setting the global standard, our members are professionals who practice with integrity and passion. For more information, email info@iabc.co.za.

Proudly introducing the IABC Cape Town Chapter Board

March 27th, 2017 in Africa Events Calendar, IABC Events, IABC News

From left to right: Maphelo Mvunelwa, Kristina Malther, Ilze Olivier, Jolene Henn, Kimala Ross and Mia Azam

 

Join us to connect with other communicators in the Western Cape and get an update on some of the latest research in our field.

Our first networking event of 2017 will take place on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 15.30 for 16.00, Protea Hotel, Arthurs Road, Sea Point.

Carol Allers, Chair of IABC Africa Region will take us through trends and predictions for 2017, fresh from the IABC Leadership Institute in Dallas. Daniel Munslow, IABC International Executive Board member, will discuss key results from the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer.

This event is open to both members and non-members and is free of charge. You may invite other professional communicators who might be interested in joining the event and/or the IABC.

To secure your spot, RSVP by Monday, 27 March to info@iabc.co.za