For over 40 years, the IABC Gold Quill Awards has set the standard, raised the bar, and built legacies.

"The spirit behind the Gold Quill Awards is both the recognition and the continuous learning and professional growth that salutes you as a communicator, your team, your organization."
Ritzi Villarico-Ronquillo, APR, IABC Fellow
Congratulations to all of our 2022 APAC Gold Quill winners:


1. Aurecon — Victoria

2. Center for Strategic Communication Excellence – Victoria (2 awards)

3. CBGU D&C Joint Venture

4. Department of Agriculture, Water, and Environment and PsC’s The Difference

5. Ellis Jones — Victoria

6. NSW Public Service Commission – NSW (2 awards)

7. Oplus — NSW

8. Pesel & Carr – Victoria

9. Rea Group

10. Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman – Victoria

11. Woolsworths Group – NSW (2 awards)


1. ABS-CBN Corporation (2 awards)

2. De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila

3. Manila Electric Company (2 awards)

4. Megaworld Foundation Inc.

5. University of the Philippines


1. Walmart Global Tech India

2. Tata Consumer Products

Why submit an entry?

Intl' Status & Recognition

Gain international peer recognition for excellence in communications. Show stakeholders, clients & employees that your work not only meets global standards, it is award winning.

Professional Development

Receive actual scores and verbatim constructive comments from the global Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) evaluators. This unique feature puts value on continuous improvement, professional growth, and learning through valuable feedback.

Reward Your Team

Amplify your team’s hard work and boost their confidence, motivation and morale with public recognition. Inspire them to produce show-stopping work & share the glory when it’s complete.

Achieve Instead Of Compete

Entries do not compete with each other! They are instead scored vis-a-vis the rubrics and standards (IABC’s 7-Point Global Scale of Excellence) by our Blue Ribbon Panel of evaluators

Stand Out From The Crowd

Build your personal reputation as a thought leader whilst opening up speaking & publishing opportunities. Enjoy the publicity and and gain exposure with potential employers & clients.

Tactical Work & Skills Count Too

Division 4 recognises marketing and communication elements that showcase technical skills such as editing, writing, design and multimedia production.

Key Dates & Fees

The 2022 IABC Gold Quill Awards program opened on the 27th of September 2021.

  • Early-bird deadline: 9 January 2022
  • Deadline: 16 January 2022
  • Final deadline: 23 January 2022
  • Winners will be announced in April 2022.

Deadlines (all deadlines are 11:59 p.m. CST)

Entrant Deadline Final Deadline
IABC Members US $350 US $525
Non-members US $450 US $625
Student members US $40 US $50
Non-member students US $75 US $90
Click here to learn about payment methods.

What Winners Receive

Each winning entry receives a Gold Quill Award trophy.

  • Awards are presented to winners at the annual IABC Excellence Gala held during the IABC World Conference. – an evening of celebration and recognition (Note: The 2021 Excellence Gala will be held virtually)
  • Select entrants with the highest-scoring entries are invited to present their program at the IABC World Conference.
  • Case studies of select winning entries are prepared and shared through IABC channels.
  • IABC announces winners with a news release, on, and through social media.
  • IABC chapters and regions recognize Gold Quill Award winners in their areas.
See Past Winners of the IABC Gold Quill Awards.

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How to submit an entry in 5 easy steps

Step 1: Determine the communication programs and tools you will enter and choose the appropriate division and category. Make sure it abides by the IABC Code of Ethics.

  • Here is a customizable justification letter in case you need approval and funding for your entry.
  • Please note that all eligible work must have been implemented, published or broadcast between January 2018 and the day of submission.

Step 2: Gather the necessary submission information (Here’s what you’ll need).

Step 3: Prepare the work plan. (Use the IABC Resources!)

  • Download the work plan for entries in
    • Division 1: Communication Management,
    • Division 2: Communication Research, and
    • Division 3: Communication Training and Education
  •  Download the work plan for entries in
    • Division 4: Communication Skills

Step 4: Prepare your work sample. (Use the IABC Resources!)

Step 5: Complete the entry form, upload your documents and pay the applicable entry fee by 8th February 2021.

Email us at for any questions.

FAQ, Rules & Help

Please click here to read the FAQ and Rules.

For further assistance, please contact our Director of Awards & Recognition, Felicia Shiu.

Final deadline for submission:8th February 2021. Entry fees in U.S. dollars. Payment accepted online via credit card during entry submission, or wire transfer by request. For more information click here.

2020 IABC Gold Quill Award Winners

In 2020, the IABC Gold Quill Excellence Gala was moved to a virtual event to enable all winners and participants to attend despite travel restrictions.  

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