IABC/Chicago Solicits 2012's Best Business Communications Programs For Bronze Quill Awards Competition

IABC/Chicago Solicits 2012's Best Business Communications Programs For Bronze
                           Quill Awards Competition

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago chapter of the
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Chicago) announces
the 2013 IABC/Chicago Bronze Quill Awards competition. The competition is
open to all Chicago-area business communicators who completed a significant
communication project in 2012 that embodies excellence in communication
management, communication skills or creative communication practice. Entrants
do not need to be members of IABC. The deadline for submission is February 24,

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The 2013 awards program offers several features to ensure a positive
experience for entrants:

  oOnline submission – This marks the second year of the online awards
    submission program, allowing entrants the ability to conveniently submit
    entries electronically and submit payment all in one place. The response
    in Year One was overwhelmingly positive, and we are proud to be one of
    IABC's leading chapters in this regard.
  oMultiple Entrant Resources - The committee offers various resources to
    help entrants put their best foot forward. These resources include
    educational videos and podcasts, examples of award-winning work plans and
    examples of judging criteria, all on the IABC/Chicago website.
    Additionally, the website features a recording of the "How to Submit an
    Award-Winning Entry" webinar that took place last year.

Winning entries feature clear objectives supporting the organization's goals,
creative communication strategies and effective, measurable results. Previous
winners represent companies small and large, including McDonald's, Motorola,
Sprint, Boeing, Allstate, Accenture and Aon Consulting.

"A Bronze Quill Award is proof that a communication professional,
communication team or a specialty firm is doing exceptional work, even by the
high standards of the ultra-competitive Chicago market," said Alex Mitchell,
IABC/Chicago Director of Awards. "The winning entries are rigorously judged by
seasoned IABC professionals from across the country. It's an honor that can
boost your career and attract clients."

Winners receive peer and personal acclaim, recognition at an annual awards
banquet, a personalized trophy, use of the Bronze Quill logo, mention on the
IABC/Chicago website and inclusion in a national press release. For complete
information, or to submit an award, visit http://chicago.iabc.com/awards.

About IABC: The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is
a global network of communication professionals committed to improving
organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in
1970, IABC serves more than 15,000 members in 70 countries with a
multi-disciplinary approach to corporate communication, public relations,
employee communication, marketing communication, media relations, community
relations, public affairs, financial communications, and government relations.
IABC/Chicago (http://chicago.iabc.com) is the oldest IABC chapter in the world
and one of the largest IABC chapters in the United States, with more than 400

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Website: http://www.iabcchicago.com
Contact: Alex Mitchell, IABC/Chicago, +1-773-490-9491, awards@iabcchciago.com
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