IABC/Tulsa 2014 Bronze Quill Awards Moved to March 2015

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In an effort to align with other IABC chapter and international awards programs, the IABC/Tulsa Board unanimously voted to postpone this year’s Bronze Quill Awards Program until March 2015.

In an email update earlier this month, Russell Grossman, vice chair of the IABC International Executive Board, announced new timing for IABC International’s Gold Quill Awards. In order to align with these changes, IABC/Tulsa will adjust the timing of our awards.

Award program alignment will allow for more consistent standards and programs across chapters, regions and internationally. It will also allow for assistance in judging entries and will make it easier for entrants to participate in every award program level if they choose.

The eligibility period for work submitted for the 2015 IABC/Tulsa Bronze Quill awards program will be expanded to accommodate work that would have been submitted for the 2014 awards program.

The IABC/Tulsa Board believes realignment is the right choice for our chapter. This will benefit chapter members and allow for a better overall awards program in Tulsa.

For more information on the realignment please visit the IABC/Tulsa website. If you have additional questions, please contact Megan Lewis or Lucia O’Connor, IABC/Tulsa Awards Co-Chairs, or visit our Bronze Quill FAQ page.

Watch your email for more information on the March Bronze Quill Awards. We look forward to many great entries in 2015! 

Bronze Quill 2013: Celebrating Creativity – RSVP Today!

Reserve your seat for the 2013 Bronze Quill Awards Celebration. Enjoy networking with other communications professionals, as we congratulate this year’s winners and announce the 2013 Communicator of the Year and John Hartman Professional of the Year. Feel free to invite guests to help celebrate your accomplishments.

When

Thursday, October 10, 2013

6:30 p.m. – Cocktails

7 p.m. – Dinner and Awards

Where

Tulsa Historical Society

2445 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma

Fees 

All Guests and IABC Members $35.00

Table of 8 $250.00 (Select the Registration Type “Table of 8″ to pay online for this option)

RSVP by: Friday, October 4, 2013

*If you have tickets or a table as part of your sponsorship package, register for the event but choose the “pay offline” option. Please advise check-in at the event you are attending as part of a sponsorship.

 

Bronze Quill 2013: Call for Entries

The IABC Bronze Quill Awards recognize outstanding employee communications, public relations, media relations, community relations, government affairs and marketing communication efforts. The Tulsa Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators’ Bronze Quill Awards is open to all communicators – members and non-members alike – in the corporate, nonprofit, advertising, marketing and government sectors.

All entries must be submitted though the online judging system at www.awardsentry.org/tulsa. See the categories and judging criteria.

Deadline for entries:
Early Deadline: Wed., Sept. 4
Final Deadline: Wed., Sept. 11
Awards celebration: Thurs., Oct. 10

Entries will be judged based upon stated criteria and the Work Plan provided to the judges. A select panel of communications professionals from IABC chapters in other states will judge all entries.

SPECIAL AWARDS

In conjunction with the Bronze Quill Awards, IABC Tulsa is also seeking nominations for two important individual awards:

  • Communicator of the Year: Honors a member of the community for his or her contributions to the community through communications. This person is not a communicator by profession — but by passion. Previous recipients include former TU coach Bill Self; former Tulsa mayor Susan Savage; former Williams CEO Keith Bailey; Tulsa Community College President Tom McKeon; Pierce Norton, ONEOK; and Nancy Day, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ).
  • Professional of the Year: Recognizes the outstanding achievements of an IABC member in his or her career, profession and community. Past recipients include Russ Florence, Kerry Malone, Kim MacLeod, Susie Wellendorf, Ginger Homan, ABC, Tom Droege and others.
  • Leon Bolen Chapter Service Award: Formerly the President’s Award, the award is selected by the chapter president and given to the IABC Tulsa member who has contributed/volunteered the most to the chapter over the past year.

To nominate an individual for one of these awards, contact Megan Lewis at megan.lewis@oneok.com or 918-561-5325.

We will also present a Best of Show Award to recognize the entry judged to be the most effective and creative in achieving its goals.