Congratulations to all the communicators who have received a Gold Quill this year. It’s great to see your hard work acknowledged and celebrated on the global stage. Every year IABC/Calgary shows the amazing talent we have here in our chapter as the Gold Quill program recognizes communications excellence worldwide. IABC International shared that this year’s submissions were some of the best they had seen in recent years.

If you have not submitted, I encourage you to think about it. It’s a great way to share the work you are doing with both your fellow communicators and your employer. And if you are not sure about Gold Quill there is also Silver Leaf – a national awards program here in Canada. To learn more visit Canada West Region’s Silver Leaf page.

Congratulations Calgary Gold Quill Winners!

IABC/Calgary is pleased to announce that 13 projects from Calgary were awarded Gold Quill awards of merit and excellence at the Excellence Awards Gala in San Francisco on June 15 during the World Conference. Congratulations to our recipients!

Awards of Excellence were presented to:

Kathryn Ward and Stephanie Ryan for the advertising campaign: Suncor: Go ahead. Expect more!

First Calgary Financial’s Communication Team for their change management entry: Merger Communications Excellence.

Awards of Merit were presented to:

Haydon Dewes and Kass Rafih of Alberta Health Services for their government communication program: Thank A Paramedic.

Megan Gauley and Frankie Fuchs from Suncor Energy received awards in two categories (internal communication and safety communication) for their project: Get a Grip on Safety: Enterprise-wide injury reduction campaign.

Heather Hastie and Blair Riddle from the City of Calgary, Parks for their issues management and crisis communication project: 2014 Calgary Tree Disaster Clean Up.

Brenda Jones, Andrew Mah and Jeff Gaulin from Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers for the publication: Context: Energy Examined.

Kathryn Kranenburg from Alberta Health Services for the government communications project: Know Your Options.

Sarah McGinnis from the University of Calgary for the media relations project: Werklund School of Education Naming Event.

Keri Lee from Edelman for the media relations project: Changing How Albertans See Eye Care.

Sky England from the Calgary Stampede in digital communication vehicles for: 2013 Report to the Community: We’re Greatest Together.

Alberta Energy Regulator for its publication: Inaugural Annual Report.

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