It's your time to shine with an award from the Southern Region of IABC.

Get Noticed

You can gain credibility while building a portfolio of award-winning work that opens doors to new opportunities.

Showcase your innovation, talent and strategic thinking by submitting your communications initiatives for consideration of a Silver Quill Award.

Entries are evaluated on their own merit using IABC’s Global Scale of Excellence seven-point criteria, and trophies are presented to high-scoring work at the Southern Region’s annual conference.

The call for entries begins July 1, 2022. You do not need to be an IABC member to enter. Watch for more details.

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Celebrate Excellence

The Southern Region is pleased to honor outstanding communicators with three Leadership Awards each year. We applaud the positive impact they make on the profession.

Rising Star

Recognizes efforts of members new to the communication profession. We salute these young dynamic leaders who are shaping the future of IABC.

Communicator of the Year

Celebrates members who demonstrate excellence in communication practice as well as IABC leadership. These hard-working people truly are IABC—heart and soul!

Hall of Fame

Commends a lifetime of achievement with the highest honor the Southern Region bestows on an individual member.

2021 Leadership Award Recipients

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Rising Star

Baily W. Crafton

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Communicator of the Year

Carol Poore, PH.D., MBA, ABC

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Hall of Fame

Phil Douglis, ABC, IABC Fellow

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  • Consider nominating a deserving Southern Region member for a Leadership Award. Nominations open July 1, 2022.

Contact Alison Shuman, VP