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Friday, July 05, 2013

The Philippine Quill Awards 2013–call for entries (professionals and students )

2013 Philippine Quill Awards
Here’s a shout out to all those who are in the business communication industry and also to students, inline with the 30th anniversary of IABC Philippines (International Association of Business Communicators) , they launched the 12th year of the Philippine Quill Awards this 2013 and also 2nd Student Philippine Quill Awards. Now accepting entries for their 42 categories.

Early bird registration is on July 31, 2013 and deadline is August 16, 2013. For more information you can get the full mechanics at , Facebook: IABC Philippines, Twitter: @IABCPH for inquiries you can email at

2013 Philippine Quill Awards
I’ve heard of this award already and almost every year, the people in my Facebook and Twitter who are working in a PR or marketing agency keeps on sharing their shout outs that their agency and projects won an award. This year will be another competition to get the award and be recognize with excellent use of communication. I didn't expect that making an entry is not easy and this require full expertise in the field. Kudos to all who joined in the previous years and won an award.

Philippine Quill Awards
- is the country’s most prestigious awards program in the field of business communication. Organized annually by the IABC Philippines, it has given its seal of approval to the most reputable organizations and corporations to achieve business goals, and to make a difference in society.

For the Student Quill
- it aims to showcase outstanding communication work by the country's next generation of communication professionals who are students of communication, public relations, business, journalism, graphic design, marketing, advertising and other similar fields in universities and colleges nationwide.

Communication strategies of each organization and corporation will be reviewed and graded by the judges and members of IABC Philippines. They have 42 categories covering 4 divisions – communication management, communication research, communication skills and communication education and training.
There will be also special awards like the Top Award, Top Agency and Top Student Quill.

full list of categories -

2013 Philippine Quill Awards
This is open for all top corporations, communication agencies, government institutions to small to medium size companies, NGO, and schools. Each participant should choose which category their entries belong, big tip is that you have to make sure that your entry falls under the right entry or else the judges might get confuse about your paper and presentation.

The Quill is just a start, because there’s an international counterpart – the Gold Quill Award, organized annually by the IABC based in San Francisco, USA, it’s a big network of 15,000 business communication professionals around 80 countries.

To prepare on the big submission for the Quill awards, IABC Philippines is also inviting you to join in their seminar for professionals and students.

2013 Philippine Quill Awards
For professionals – How to write a winning Quill this July 19 @ Unilab Bayanihan Annex at 1pm
read the poster above for full details
2013 Philippine Quill Awards
For students – a seminar about on How to write a winning student Quill, will be on July 19 at the same venue of the professional seminar.

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Winners from 2012 Philippine Quill Awards

Top Award in Communication Creative : Startworks
Top Award in Communication Management : Smart Communications
Top Award in Communication Skills : ABS CBN Corp
Top Award in Student Division: DLSU

2013 Philippine Quill Awards

Are you ready to join ?

I’m also looking forward on who will bag the award for Social Media and events

  • A social media strategy engages internal and external audiences in conversation.
These programs encompass tools and practices that allow individuals and groups to collaborate and share knowledge and experiences online
  • Entries in this category may use conversation-enabled publishing platforms such as blogs and podcasts, social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook, democratized content networks such as wikis and message boards, micro-blogging sites such as Twitter, content-sharing sites such as YouTube and Flickr, and virtual networking platforms
  • Planning and execution of a special event for an external audience
  • Examples includes conferences, workshops, anniversaries, official openings, product launches, road shows and customer events 

Good luck to all!!!

Maybe in the of us bloggers can take home a quill award :) what do you think?

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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