The 2010 Gold Quill Awards: With Their Outstanding This Year's Winners Join an Exclusive Club of Legendary Communicators

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about the awards

Today's top communicators are demonstrating their worth through smart thinking, creativity and innovation. The 2010 IABC Gold Quill Awards showcase the best examples in business communication from around the world and place the winners in an exclusive club of legendary communicators.

Indeed, this annual international competition is the highest level of professional acknowledgment in business communication today. For more than 35 years, the Gold Quill Awards program has tested the work of professional communicators, from strategists to tacticians, and recognizes the best of the best. This year, IABC received nearly 900 entries from 28 countries. Winners went through two rigorous rounds of judging by professional communicators, and in the end the international panel of judges awarded 32 Excellence Awards, 71 Merit Awards and three Student Awards.

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

For more information about the 2010 Gold Quill Awards, visit

Division 1 * Communication Management

Category: Government Relations

award level: Merit

* Time to Hang Up

Geraldine Vance, APR, with Rob Hulyk, ABC, Vince Lee and Sharon Shore

BC Medical Association

Vancouver, British Columbia

Category: Community Relations

award level: Merit

* Let's Talk Transport Planning AECOM and SKM as JV Partners in the ConnectWest Consortium supported by Phillips Group for the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Brisbane, Australia

Category: International Communication

award level: Merit

* Best Job in the World

Steve McRoberts

Tourism Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

Category: Media Relations

award level: Excellence

* Potatoes: A Nutritional Gold Mine

Amanda C. Woodbridge

Ideas Shop and Potatoes New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

award level: Merit

* Johnson & Johnson's Poly to Go 2009 Public Relations Campaign

Edelman Canada


* Orange Everyday Fee-Free Banking

David Breen

ING DIRECT Australia


Category: Multi-audience Communication

award level: Merit

* Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Takes on the Flu

Communications Team Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Category: Marketing Communication

award level: Excellence

* Best Job in the World

Steve McRoberts

Tourism Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

* Feel Good Ripple

Marlene McNaughton

DDB Canada, Servus Credit Union

Edmonton, Alberta

* Get Smart Toronto

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd.


* Summer Session Marketing Campaign

Barby Grant, Debra Kovach, Stephanie Birdsall and Michael Dambrowski

Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Tempe, Arizona

award level: Merit

* Expanding the Soy "Health Halo" to Health Professionals

S. Poole, L. Kelly, D. Steeble, R. Zackery, S. Ries, K. Robinson, E. Daly, D.

Milam, A. Assouad

Publicis Consultants | PR with SmithBucklin and Communique Inc. for the United

Soybean Board


Category: Issues Management and Crisis Communication

award level: Excellence

* Peanuts in Crisis: An Industry Responds to North America's Largest Food Recall

Daniel Tisch, Alison George, Janet Grdovich, Robert Mathis and Katie Conover

Argyle Communications and Ogilvy PR

Toronto and Washington, D. …


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