About 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.

Award programs at regional and international Gold level use similar criteria, so projects may be entered at all levels. Each entry receives serious and constructive feedback from trained evaluators. This feedback provides entrants with insight and may be used to improve an entry for submission at the next level.

Submission Deadlines for 2016

A general timeline is as follows:

Entry period begins – August 2016

Entry Deadline – October 7, 2016

Winners announced – November 2016

Check out the Silver Quill FAQs as you ponder your potential entries in this year’s program.

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2016 Call for Entries

2016 Call for Entries
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Upcoming Events

Mar
24
Fri
2017
8:00 AM IABC MN/U of M Convergence Summit @ McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota
IABC MN/U of M Convergence Summit @ McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota
Mar 24 @ 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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Apr
21
Fri
2017
2:00 PM Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Apr 21 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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May
19
Fri
2017
2:00 PM Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Monthly PPR Board Meeting
May 19 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Jun
11
Sun
2017
7:35 PM 2017 IABC World Conference @ Washington, D.C. Hilton
2017 IABC World Conference @ Washington, D.C. Hilton
Jun 11 @ 7:35 PM – Jun 14 @ 8:35 PM
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Jun
16
Fri
2017
2:00 PM Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Jun 16 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Jul
21
Fri
2017
2:00 PM Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Jul 21 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Aug
18
Fri
2017
2:00 PM Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Aug 18 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Sep
15
Fri
2017
2:00 PM Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Sep 15 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Oct
20
Fri
2017
2:00 PM Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Oct 20 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Nov
17
Fri
2017
2:00 PM Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Monthly PPR Board Meeting
Nov 17 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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