San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2018—Today, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) announces the winners of the 2018 Gold Quill Awards program (#IABCGQ). For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. The program is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.
“Only exceptional work earns an IABC Gold Quill Award,” said Cindy Schmieg, ABC, IABC Fellow, chair of the awards committee. “Each entry is rigorously reviewed by multiple experienced communicators from around the world who are trained in applying IABC’s Global Standard of the Communication Profession. The award winners represent our profession of ethical practitioners contributing to organizational outcomes.”
In total, the awards committee has selected 258 entries as world-class, with 94 entries earning an Excellence Award and 164 a Merit Award. Winners come from all over the world, with 13 countries represented in the award winners list. They represent a cross section of public and private sector organizations, both large and small. The field was very competitive this year, with almost 700 entries reviewed by more than 250 evaluators.
“We congratulate all the Gold Quill Award winners for their work and dedication to excellence in strategic communication,” said Stephanie Doute, CAE, executive director of IABC. “Their success is a testament to the fact that professional communicators create solid business outcomes for their organizations.”
The awards will be presented at the Excellence Gala, held on Tuesday, 5 June, as part of IABC’s World Conference in Montréal. The Gala will also recognize the winners of the “Best of the Best” awards, “IABC Gold Quill Agency/Team of the Year” awards and other special awards that will be announced later this month.
For more information on the Gold Quill Awards, including the full list of winners, visit gq.iabc.com.