We know you’re awesome. That’s why IABC offers a variety of ways to recognize communicators and their work.

Silver Leaf

Silver Leaf is Canada’s premiere professional awards program celebrating excellence in business communication. It’s a chance for communicators working in all disciplines to receive industry recognition for outstanding work at the national level. In addition to earning professional recognition, you’ll receive valuable feedback on your submission from a panel of experienced evaluators.

Some of IABC/Calgary’s members have won this national award in the past. Read about the winning submissions on our blog by typing “Silver Leaf” in the search bar.

Find out more about Silver Leaf award categories or how to apply.

Gold Quill

The Gold Quill awards program recognizes business communications excellence globally, and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.

Find out more about the international Gold Quill awards or how to apply.

Fellow Award

The Fellow Award is the highest honour IABC can confer on a member. The Fellow designation recognizes achievements by a communicator or communications educator that have had a significant impact on IABC and their members as well as the communications profession.

Find out more about the Fellow Award.

Master Communicator

The Master Communicator award is IABC Canada’s highest honour it can bestow on a member and is a lifetime achievement award. The Master Communicator award recognizes Canadian communicators whose work has brought credit to IABC, the communications profession, and their organization or clients. Their work would have also helped raise the standards of organizational communication in Canada.

Learn more about eligibility and selection criteria, including nomination tips.

Read the bios of past honourees.

Rae Hamlin Award

The Rae Hamlin Award recognizes an individual who advocates for the Global Standard of the Communication Profession. The selected recipient carries on Rae’s work of developing an accreditation program, both at the local and global level.

Find out more about the Rae Hamlin Award and read past recipient’s bios stating their contribution to the accreditation program.

Chair’s Award

The Chair’s Award is presented to one or more members by the IABC chair for their behind-the-scenes work on the international level. Winners are members whose efforts have positively enhanced the organization’s reputation and image, by going above and beyond what volunteers usually undertake.

The Chair’s Award is presented annually at IABC’s World Conference, with an announcement made in the weeks prior.

Find out more about the Chair’s Award.

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