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Silver Quill deadline date extension

The new deadline for Silver Quill award entries is 9 September 2016. Enter now.


We’re looking for African-based communication projects! The Silver Quill Awards are unique in the industry because they recognise work that makes a significant contribution to business outcomes. Your work will be reviewed against the IABC’s standard of excellence, encouraging the pursuit of excellence rather than competition.

Ghrethna Kruger
We are looking for entries where communicators are able to demonstrate the impact their work had on business goals and are innovative and unique.

I encourage you to get involved in this exciting awards programme by sending me your nominations, recognising those individuals that are showing leadership in the African Communication sector, who continue to push the limits through perseverance, innovation and dedication.

It is through this programme, that peers will have access to reliable communication practises and great communication ideas. It is through your projects and innovation that the African people of tomorrow will continue to deliver results and ensure that management sees communication as a key business driver and open new doors for you.

Submission process:

Either via email to or contact (Zanandi Allers on 076 624 8204). Based on your location, you will be advised to either mail your submission or hand deliver it to a specific location. This will be advised when you enter. All you have to do is:
  1. Choose your category
  2. Write your work plan
  3. Attach work sample
  4. Submit and pay for your entry
More useful guides:About the Africa Silver Quill Awards:

This is the first year that the Africa Region embarks on rolling out the Africa Silver awards programme before the global Gold Quill awards process. This is not only to recognise local communication excellence but also to assist and prepare entrants for the global programme. Once you have SILVER – then go for the GOLD!!! Also visit the FAQ’s on the IABC's website: gq.iabc.com/faqs/

About the global Gold Quill Awards:

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. The Gold Quill Awards honour the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale with a focus on achieving solid business outcomes.

About IABC:

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is the recognized global community of communication professionals representing diverse industries and disciplines. We connect communicators with a global and local network, career opportunities, resources and knowledge – using communication to engage, influence, counsel and execute. At the forefront of the communication profession and setting the global standard, our members are professionals who practice with integrity and passion. For more information, visit http://www.iabc.co.za or send any enquiries to .

About the author

Ghrethna Kruger is IABC's Regional Blue Ribbon Panel Chair.

IABC Africa Region's press office

IABC Africa Region The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication.
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