The 2021 Regional Silver Quill Awards, the programme that recognises business communication excellence across the African continent, is now open for entries.

The Quill Awards programme salutes not only work that are innovative and unique, but that makes a significant contribution to business outcomes. Each entry is reviewed against IABC’s standard of excellence, seeking whether communicators can demonstrate the impact their work has had on business goals.  The aim is to encourage the pursuit of excellence rather than competition.

Like all professionals, communicators need recognition and reward from their peers, says Jo Eyre, IABC Africa Regional Chair.  “African communicators produce exceptional work in all areas of corporate communication, from implementing corporate strategies, to building stakeholder relations, driving public policy, and engaging and motivating employees.

“In today’s fast-changing world, it has become even more important for great communicators to be recognised, rewarded and celebrated. I would like to encourage you, whether you are a member of the IABC or not, to submit your work. Entries will be evaluated by seasoned communicators, and you will receive detailed feedback to help you learn and grow.”


Early bird – 1 October: R799 members / R1299 non-members,
Final deadline – 15 October: R999 members / R1499 non-members

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