Silver Quill

Awards Program for Communication Excellence

Start thinking about 2019! What will you enter?

While there may be a few changes to the categories in 2019, our 2018 Call for Entries will give you a good idea of the divisions and categories available. Sign up on our mailing list, and we will email you when our program opens next year.

We anticipate that the program will open in March and conclude in May.

2019 Mailing List:

2018 Call for Entries:

Join Our Silver Quill Committee

Would you like to volunteer with IABC at the region Level?  Our Silver Quill Committee will provide you with opportunities to connect with communicators across the region.  Whether you are a strategist, marketer, social media savant, designer, proofreader, or exceptional organizer, we have plenty of ways for you to be involved.  To learn more, email Alexandra Hichel, Silver Quill chair, at

Would You Like to Learn from the Best Communicators?

Become a volunteer evaluator for awards program entries. This opportunity is open to IABC members only. IABC Heritage Region is working with awards chairs from other U.S. Pacific Plains Region, U.S. Southern Region and Canada East/West regions to create a pool of evaluators to reciprocally judge regional entries. To learn more about this initiative, click here.

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Silver Quill Awards
If you have questions, contact Alexandra Hichel, Heritage Region Silver Quill chair, at

Need to Reorder a Trophy?

Would you like to order a copy of your Silver Quill trophy? Reorders are available for awards earned from 2016, 2017 and 2018 for $85 each. Please email us with your request:

Award Entry Resources

The IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill program follows the pattern of the International Gold Quill program. For guidance, you can refer to these templates and reference sheets.

Work Plan Template (Divs 1-3)

Entry Tips (Divisions 1-3)

Preview of Online Entry Form (Div. 4)

Entry Tips (Division 4)

Authorization letter

Other Awards

Gold Quill Awards
The Gold Quill Awards Program is IABC’s premier program recognizing and fostering excellence in the field of business communication. 

Deadline: 9 January 2019
Late deadline: 29 January 2019 

Learn more...

Fellow Designation
The highest honor IABC confers on a member, the Fellow designation 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.

 Chair's Award
The Chair’s Award is conferred annually upon volunteer IABC members whose efforts, which include positively enhancing the organization’s reputation and image, have gone above and beyond that of what volunteers may usually undertake. Selected by the international executive board (IEB) Chair, any current IABC member active for the previous five years may be nominated for the award.

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