Gold Quill Awards 2006: Excellence. Innovation. Recognition. Challenge

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The IABC Gold Quill Awards presents the highest level of professional acknowledgment within business communication today. For more than 35 years, this international competition has tested the work of professional communicators, from strategists to tacticians, and recognizes the best of the best.

This year, more than 1,175 entries were submitted from 27 countries. Winners went through two rigorous rounds of judging by professional communicators. In the end, the judges awarded 56 Excellence Awards, 73 Merit Awards and one Student Award.

We congratulate all of these winners for their outstanding achievements in the field of business communication.

Division 1 * Communication Management

category: Community Relations

award level: Excellence

* Future Options Study for Jezzine Barracks and Kissing Point

Phillips Group

GHD/Australian Government Department of Defence

Brisbane, Australia

* Launch of 211 to the Calgary Community

MaryAnn Kenney, ABC

United Way of Calgary and Area

Calgary, Alberta

award level: Merit

* Symphony No. 13

Jesse R. Boudiette

Schnake Turnbo Frank/Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma

category: Customer Relations

award level: Merit

* City of Edmonton Flood Prevention Strategy

G. Huybregts, ABC, R. Kabalin, E. Trudeau

Marcomm Works, City of Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta

category: International Communication

award level: Excellence

* The "Move It, or Lose It" Campaign (International Osteoporosis Foundation)

Fiona Hall

Weber Shandwick Healthcare

London

category: Media Relations

award level: Excellence

* Ascensia "No Coding Required" PR Program

Alison Bing

Bayer Inc.

Toronto

* Brin de jasette: The Launch

Natalie Lavigne

Brin de jasette Inc.

Ottawa, Ontario

* Graco Gives Parents a Boost

Lisa Bednarski, ABC, Devon Richardson

Weber Shandwick Worldwide

Toronto

* ID Theft Recovery Study

Property & Casualty Media Relations

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

Columbus, Ohio

* The 2004 TCF Holidazzle Parades

Kristin Heinmets

Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

* The Curious Fixation of the Rodin Chaser

Tanis Shortt

Glenbow Museum

Calgary, Alberta

* The Launch of Virgin Mobile Canada

Nathan Rosenberg and Paula Lash/Marketing Communications Team

Virgin Mobile Canada/Hill & Knowlton Canada

Toronto

award level: Merit

* 2005 Minneapolis MOSAIC

Kristin Heinmets

Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

* Creating the Knowledge Source

Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Coyne PR

Parsippany, New Jersey

* Fashion Cares 2005--M*A*C VIVA GLAM Bollywood Cowboy

Lisa Bednarski, ABC, Kim Roman

Weber Shandwick Worldwide/Fashion Cares

Toronto

* Making Dassault's Falcon 7x the Hottest Business Jet at the NBAA Show '05

Michael Kempner

MWW Group East

Rutherford, New Jersey

* National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Komen PR and Communications Team

Weber Shandwick, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Irving, Texas

* Sean John: The Future of Fashion Comes to Canada

Diana Robinson

Diana Robinson & Associates

Mississauga, Ontario

* The Crown Royal CFL Crowning Moment

Deborah Weinstein and Michael Shipticki

Strategic Objectives and Diageo Canada Inc.

Toronto

category: Multi-Audience Communication

award level: Excellence

* 80 Days for Healthy Decisions

Vita Kernel

Studio Kernel and TRIGLAV, Zdravstvena zavarovalnica

Slovenia

* ATCO, Celebrating Alberta's Centennial

Lisa L. …