IABC/DC METRO HONORS REGION'S TOP COMMUNICATORS
Celebrate the Innovative and Strategic Work of IABC/DC Metro Communicators!
Winning a Silver Inkwell Award is a chance for all of your hard work, sweat, and determination to be recognized not just by your team but also by your peers in the communications industry. Experienced evaluators who have faced the same challenges and struggles, and who understand the importance of communications in delivering on your business' success and goals, will pick the winners and provide helpful feedback to all entrants.
Now is Your Chance to Shine!
IABC/DC Metro's Call for Entries for its 2013 Silver Inkwell Awards is open. All greater Washington and Baltimore area communicators are eligible and encouraged to participate. IABC membership is not required. A panel of judges comprising eminent area communication professionals will evaluate the entries, seeking to name an Award of Excellence (first place) or one or more Award of Merit for each category. In addition, one overall winner may be given the Best of the Best Award, our equivalent to the best in show.
The Silver Inkwell Awards are presented each year in recognition of high-quality work in the increasingly diverse field of business communication. Winning entries will demonstrate a clear understanding of the communication process – planning, defining desired outcomes, and the strategy and tactics used – as well as measurable results that verify the entry’s success in achieving the stated goals and objectives.
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2013
IABC Member $100 | Non-member $150 | Students $60
Final Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2013
IABC Member $125 | Non-member $175 | Student $85
Follow These 4 Easy Steps to Enter
- Fill Out the Entry Form (includes the statement of objectives section worth 50 percent of the evaluation).
- Compile Your Work Sample (worth 50 percent of the evaluation).
- Mail Entry Form and Work Samples (3 copies of each).
- Make Payment. If using a Purchase Order or if you have any questions about the registration/entry process, please contact the IABC/DC Metro office at 703-267-2322.
What Happens if You Win?
Even more recognition than ever before. While accepting an award at the Awards Gala on September 26, each winner will have their entry profiled by the MC so that other attendees can understand the process the winners went through to develop their strategy, campaign, or product.
Awards Gala Introduces INKtalks!
The Silver Inkwell Awards Gala is a chance to celebrate the achievements of contest winners and to gather as a community to network, share, and acknowledge our industry needs, expertise, and trends. This year we are also introducing a new twist to the festivities: the INKtalks! Similar to TED Talks, three elite communicators from the DC area will speak for five to ten minutes about relevant communication issues. Attendees will be able to ask questions after the speeches, allowing for an interactive and lively evening.
So Mark Your Calendars...
|Early Bird Deadline||June 28|
|Final Deadline||July 19|
|Judging||July 29-August 6|
|Winners Announced||August 30|
|Awards Gala||September 26|
Ready to Get Started on Your Entry?