Gold Quill Awards
Fostering excellence in the communication profession
The Gold Quill Awards is IABC’s premier program recognizing and fostering excellence in the field of business communication. For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale.
Since 2008, more than 4,451 projects have been entered in the Gold Quill Awards and hundreds of winners have emerged to claim their prize. Their outstanding work in serving their organizations with innovative thinking, creative solutions and demonstrable results, lives as a testament to the best that the profession has to offer. The Gold Quill winners are celebrated each year at the sparkling Excellence Gala at the IABC World Conference.
Their case studies are featured in IABC’s online magazine, Communication World and are preserved as best-practice examples in IABC’s online library. The Gold Quill winners symbolize communication achievement at its height. Learn more.
More awards and special designations
The highest honor IABC confers on a member, the Fellow Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the association and the communication profession. Learn more.
Rae Hamlin Award
This award is bestowed annually upon an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) in recognition of exemplary volunteer service. Learn more.
The IABC chairman annually recognizes one or more members for behind-the-scenes work on the international level. Learn more.