Cast a spell on your career: Why individual recognition matters

Professional communicators are submitting their work for PRESTO! Celebrating Magical Communications, the 2016 IABC St. Louis Quill Awards presented by Willis Towers Watson.

As entrants gather samples of their communications management or creative and technical skills, they are also preparing for the advantages that come with winning an award. Here are some benefits of submitting your work and winning an IABC St. Louis Quill Award:

  • Receive feedback from others in your craft.
    Each Quill entry is distributed to two judges in other IABC chapters across the country. These communication pros don’t just judge your work, they also share their praise and suggestions, helping refine your management or tactical talents.
  • Take the stage to display your magic.
    Winners have an opportunity to exhibit their skills, promote their organization and showcase their clients. An award doesn’t just add a nice touch to your desk. It makes your affiliates look good too! Read our post on “Why industry recognition matters” here.
  • Celebrate alongside area whizzes.
    September 22, communicators from the region will join forces and celebrate one another’s magical work at a special soiree hosted at the St. Louis Magic House. Enjoy drinks, food and an awards presentation with your industry colleagues.
  • Prepare yourself for future award possibilities.
    Winning a St. Louis Quill Award can be the stepping stone for regional and national IABC award entries. The Pacific Plains Region Silver Quills and the International Gold Quills use the same 7-point scale of excellence and templates for work plans and judging, making the entry process much faster and easier for you.
  • Support the wonderful world of communications in St. Louis.
    IABC St. Louis exists to advance the stature of the communication profession by promoting high standards and shaping the future of the industry. The Quill Awards is one way local communicators can add to these efforts.

You can’t simply “abracadabra” your work into successful communications, but you can celebrate and add value to your work by participating in and winning a prestigious, professionally acclaimed St. Louis Quill Award.

Here are some resources for entering:

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