Share your best work – Gold Quill Awards program

Don’t forget to submit your best work to the Gold Quill Awards program by

11:59 p.m. PT on 11 January 2017! Visit the Gold Quill website to learn more!

 

Are you ready to inspire and be inspired? Share your best work by entering the 2017 Gold Quill Awards program.

  • As the premier program for communication professionals (the “Pulitzer Prize” of our field), Gold Quill recognizes excellence in communication
  • Gold Quill honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale

Entering is a straight-forward process

  • Details are online
  • You can enter in multiple divisions
  • Division 2: Research and Division 3: Education have been updated to better reflect best-practices in these areas

Entering your work for a Gold Quill gets you access to feedback from leading communicators

  • It’s an excellent, low-cost professional development opportunity

Update a past submission and re-enter

  • By taking the feedback provided, you can improve your submission and re-enter. You’ve already done a bulk of the work, so why not?

 

Call for entries

 

 

March IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Steve Carlson

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the March spotlight, get to know Steve Carlson.

Name?
Steve Carlson

Company and position title?
Wells Fargo – Vice President, Corporate Communications

Length of IABC membership?
Since 2001

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I’ve always thought networking and professional development opportunities – whether they be at the local chapter level or at the international conferences – were the most beneficial aspects of being involved in IABC.

Favorite book?
The Go-Giver

Favorite quote?
The quality of a man’s life is measured by how deeply he has touched the lives of others.

Favorite hobbies?
Fitness and travel

Favorite lunch spot?
Palmer’s Deli

Get ready – March is IABC Member Month

Get moving and create connection with IABC during March Member Month. We’re again waiving the $40 joining fee and offering discounted dues. Prizes are on offer for new members, renewing members, and member referrals.

There are multiple drawings available on the theme of “get moving and create connection”. Prizes will include FitBit Blazes and pairs of New Balance 1500 shoes.

There are plenty of materials now available on the Member Month page to help you promote member month in your chapter or region. And stay tuned – more graphics and social media posts will be added throughout the month.

 

February IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Jackie Wilson

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the February spotlight, get to know Jackie Wilson.

Name?
Jackie Wilson 

Company and position title?
Freelance writer at Jackie Wilson Writing.

Length of IABC membership?
I became a member around 2004. I held IABC board positions from 2005-2009.

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I really enjoy the connections I make and the support from other members. I recently started my own freelance business and a fellow IABC member gave me tip and it landed me a writing gig!

Favorite book?
Steering By Starlight from Martha Beck. This book gives a lot of insight for finding and following your true path.

Favorite quote?
“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” — Asha Tyson

Favorite hobby?
Anything outdoors – biking, hiking, walking, working out and gardening. Although it’s not a hobby, spending time with my family is tops as well.

Favorite lunch spot?
Tasty Tacos. Hot sauce and tacos – what more can you want at lunchtime?

December IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Rachel Schelle

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the December spotlight, get to know Rachel Schelle.

Name?
Rachel Schelle

Company and position title?
Workiva, Customer Success Senior Operations Manager

Length of IABC membership?
Just a couple months

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I am interested in continuing education opportunities that will help me help my work teams communicate more effectively and efficiently.  I would like out leadership team to be more intentional with what/how/when we disseminate information and training to our teams to help reduce information overload and noise.

Favorite book? 
Little Women

Favorite quote? 
“You can’t make footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time?” ― Bob Moawad

Favorite hobby? 
Quilting / Sewing

Favorite lunch spot?
The Spice