Awards committee

Role of committee

The IABC awards committee is chartered to oversee the strategic direction and alignment of IABC awards, covering chapter, region and international levels. It is charged with:

  • Ensuring the Gold Quill Awards program is the leading awards program for business communicators.
  • Providing direction, consulting, counsel and recommendations to staff for implementation.
  • Ensuring appropriate governance and documentation is in place.


  1. Ensure the professional relevance of IABC awards programs through appropriate entry categories, entry and evaluation processes, and recognition of award recipients.
  2. Ensure high quality evaluation of IABC awards, linked to the Global Standard, through evaluator training and coordination.
  3. Participate in the planning and execution of the Gold Quill Awards program and annual Excellence Gala aligning to the IABC brand, approved budget and strategic direction.
  4. Protect and grow the reputation of IABC award programs.

Meet the 2017-18 Awards Committee!