Silver Quill Awards

An IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill award is an exceptional distinction within the communication profession. Entries are evaluated on their own merit, not against each other. Each entry is evaluated by two communication professionals who follow IABC’s seven-point global scale of excellence.

Important dates

Now is the time to start thinking about the strategic and successful communication that you have implemented since January 2019. Please note the deadlines for submitting your entry.

  • March 22, 2021 – Entry opening date
  • May 5, 2021 – Early bird deadline
  • May 28, 2021 – Regular deadline
  • June 14, 2021 – Extended deadline
  • October 2021 – Awards ceremony

You don’t "win" a Silver Quill. You EARN it.

Review the 2021 divisions and categories. Many possibilities exist for entries within communication management, research, training and education, and communication skills. This year, there is also a new category for programs related to COVID-19.


Prior Silver Quill recipients talk about why you should enter the IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill communication awards program.

Not entering an award this year? You can still be a part of the excitement!

The IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill program is completely driven by volunteer support. If you are not submitting an award this year, now is your time to get involved with this exciting program.

We have opportunities for individuals with strong graphics skills, content management, social media and award publicity, award winner recognition, and more.

Email us at to learn how you can learn from the best.

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