Awards

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

Get noticed with a Silver Quill Award

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 is now open. You do not need to be an IABC member to enter.

Learn more about the timeline, categories and award process. Find answers to FAQs, quick guides and eligibility requirements. Get Details

You can take advantage of savings when you submit your entry in time for the early deadline on Friday, August 19. Be sure to submit your entry by the final deadline which is 11:59 pm (PDT) on Monday, August 22.

Get Details & Submit your Silver Quill Entry

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Explore best practices for writing award submissions that get your work noticed. You can do it!

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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.

2021 Leadership Award Recipients

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Rising Star

Bailey 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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Nominations are Open

Join us in honoring outstanding communicators by nominating deserving members in the Southern Region of IABC for the 2022 Leadership Awards. Be sure to submit your nominations by September 1.

Rising Star

The Rising Star Award recognizes efforts of members new to the communication profession. We salute these young dynamic leaders who are shaping the future of IABC.

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Learn more about the Rising Star Award timeline, eligibility criteria and selection process.

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To nominate a candidate, complete the online nomination form and submit it by 5 pm, Thursday, September 1.

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Communicator of the Year

The Communicator of the Year Award celebrates members who demonstrate excellence in communication practice as well as IABC leadership. These hard-working people truly are IABC—heart and soul!

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Learn more about the Communicator of the Year Award timeline, eligibility criteria and selection process.

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To nominate a candidate, complete the online nomination form and submit it by 5 pm, Thursday, September 1.

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Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Award commends a lifetime of achievement with the highest honor from the Southern Region. These seasoned experts have raised the standards of the communications profession.

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Learn more about the Hall of Fame Award timeline, eligibility criteria and selection process.

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To nominate a candidate, complete the online nomination form and submit it by 5 pm, Thursday, September 1.

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Take your career to the next level

Get cutting-edge learning and networking at connect2comms.

Compelling keynote speakers along with thought leadership in breakout sessions and workshops are coming to Greenville, South Carolina setting the stage for an incredible experience.

The Southern Region is excited to host the connect2comms Marketing & Communication Conference October 19-21. Join us in Greenville!

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BRAVO!

  • Consider nominating a deserving Southern Region member for a Leadership Award. You can find details above and nominate as many candidates as you wish by September 1.

  • Please feel free to contact Michael Deas, VP of Awards, with questions.

Contact Michael Deas, VP