Get Recognized

Recognition Programs

Get regional or international recognition for your work. IABC provides ample opportunity for members to be recognized for their innovative communications–and for their volunteer support of our local chapter. Our members positively impact the communications profession daily, inside the chapter and globally. The Quill Awards are part of the rich heritage of IABC.

Silver Quill

Pacific Plains’ Silver Quill Awards are held annually to provide communicators an oppor­tunity to share their best work with the region. Silver Quills recognize work that has exceeded expectations, demonstrated outstanding creativity, and furthered organizational goals: boosting revenue, rallying employees, knocking socks off, and otherwise contributing to a wildly successful outcome.

Silver Quill Awards honor communications that achieve greatness:

  • Setting and meeting objectives that deliver valuable, measurable results to the organization.
  • Using strategic thinking, creativity, ingenuity or whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Measuring the outcomes to demonstrate success.
  • You don’t need to be an IABC member to participate.

Learn more on the Pacific Plain Region’s website.

Gold Quill

The Gold Quill Awards is IABC’s premier program recognizing and fostering excellence in the field of business communication. For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale. Read more at

Since 2008, more than 4,451 projects have been entered in the Gold Quill Awards and hundreds of winners have emerged to claim their prize. Their outstanding work in serving their organizations with innovative thinking, creative solutions and demonstrable results, lives as a testament to the best that the profession has to offer. The Gold Quill winners are celebrated each year at the sparkling Excellence Gala at the IABC World Conference.

Their case studies are featured in IABC’s online magazine, Communication World, and are preserved as best-practice examples in IABC’s online library. The Gold Quill winners symbolize communication achievement at its height. Learn more on

Volunteer Recognition

volunteer recognitionThe Minnesota chapter also recognizes the value of its volunteers with a recognition event each year. Volunteers celebrate the year’s accomplishments and Volunteer of the Year awards are presented to volunteers who have made truly significant contributions to the chapter during the year.