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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.

Celebrating 13 South African Gold Quills winners

April 26th, 2017 in IABC News, Quill Awards

The International Association of Business Communicators has announced the excellence and merit winners of the 2017 IABC Gold Quill Awards programme.

In total, 227 entries have been awarded, with 74 Excellence and 138 Merit, including 13 South African winners. 

 

Our South African Gold Quill winners are:

 

Excellence Award winners

  • Africa Technology Back on Track – Sophia Dower; Barclays Africa
  • TUHF Internal brand refresh – Terri Brown; The Logical Truth
  • Makarapa City – Anglo American created community radio drama – Mooketsi Mocumi, Ann Farndell, Rochelle de Paiva, Pranill Ramchander, Sibusiso Tshabalala; Anglo American South Africa
  • “Pencil me In” Stakeholder Research – SABC Pension Fund
  • Innovative research methods for Sappi’s vast rural workforce – Sappi Communications and DevCom Teams, Sappi Limited South Africa

 

Merit Award winners

  • Anglo American Employee Indebtedness Programme (Anglo American South Africa): Ann Farndell, Rochelle de Paiva, Mpumi Sithole, Mooketsi Mocumi, Gert Schoeman, Tintswalo Khosa-Gieseke, Carolyn Lewis (Summit), Leigh Nooy (Summit), Olwen Auret (Russell & Associates)
  • Ensuring Stakeholder Confidence in a Fluid Environment, SABC Pension Fund
  • Church & Strategic Clarity: The Rise of Communicating Leaders, Chantalle Schutte, The Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa
  • The Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project, Sappi Communications and DevCom Teams, Development Communication Solutions
  • Sound[W]right: UFS student tone and voice project, Leonie Bolleurs, University of the Free State
  • Nuevo Traditions – a modern interpretation of ancient philosophies, rituals and stories using new technology, Anglo American Platinum
  • Ten years of The DevCom Waybook, Mari Lee, Charmain Lines, Graham Hankin, Development Communication Solutions
  • For such a time as this: A commemorative journey, UFS Department of Communication and Brand Management, University of the Free State

 

The Gold Quill Awards programme recognises business communication excellence globally, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious global awards programmes. Entries are evaluated against IABC’s standard of excellence, and the feedback from this year’s evaluators indicated that the standard of work in this year’s awards was very strong. 

 

The awards will be presented at the Excellence Awards Gala, to be held on Tuesday 13 June, as part of the IABC World Conference in Washington, D.C.

 

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IABC announces winners of the 2017 Gold Quill Awards

April 13th, 2017 in IABC News, Quill Awards

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IABC announces winners of the 2017 Gold Quill Awards

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced the Excellence and Merit winners of the 2017 Gold Quill Awards program (#IABCGQ). The program recognizes business communication excellence globally, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.

The awards will be presented at the Excellence Gala, to be held on Tuesday, 13 June, as part of IABC’s World Conference in Washington, D.C.

In total, IABC has recognized 227 entries as world class, announcing 74 Excellence Awards and 153 Merit Awards. Winners come from all over the world, with 16 countries represented in the winners list. They represent a cross section of public and private sector organizations, both large and small.

“The Gold Quill Awards program celebrates business communication’s best practices and the value professional, strategic communication programs bring to an organization’s bottom line, its brand and its reputation,” said Lynn Barter, ABC, MC, chair of the IABC awards committee. “Each entry is evaluated on its own merits against IABC’s Global Standard of excellence in communication. Winning a Gold Quill recognizes exceptional work, innovation and creativity.

“Gold Quill winners represent a global community executing their responsibilities ethically and to the highest standards of the profession. These exemplary practitioners deliver high-impact results for their organizations and clients, taking communication to the next level.”

The winners of the program’s special awards will be announced later this month. The winners of the “Best of the Best” awards and “IABC Gold Quill…of the Year” awards will be announced at the Excellence Gala at the World Conference.

For more information on the Gold Quill Awards, including the full list of winners, go to http://gq.iabc.com.

For more information on the IABC World Conference (#IABC17), go to http:/wc.iabc.com.

 

About Gold Quill:

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized 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 recognized 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, visit http://www.iabc.com.

Contact:

Nilou Derakhshan, Program Manager, Learning and Development, IABC

+1 415.544.4733

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