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January 5th, 2012

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Make a judge happy: Make your entry a winner!

November 30th, 2011
Do you want to be recognized internationally for communication work you have completed in school, internships, or on the job and have a chance to win the $500 Sharon Berzok Student Award?  Sue Johnston (Gold Quill judge from IABC/Waterloo) has written the following article to help you craft a winning entry for the 2012 Student Gold Quill Awards.

 by Sue Johnston, ABC, It’s Understood Communication, Ontario, Canada
A judge opening a Gold Quill Award entry is filled with hope. Will there be a delightful display of strategic thinking, effective planning, good use of resources and creativity? Will the story be revealed in lively, uncluttered language? Will it be a winner?

Members of IABC Waterloo sincerely hope so. Once again, we’ll be judging the Student Gold Quill Awards. With three universities and a college in our community, we’ve learned to expect the best from students. We were disappointed when not one 2009 entry met the standards for winning an award. Aiming to change that, we assembled a few tips to help you impress us. It worked. We were impressed – even dazzled – by some of the entries submitted by students.

Since our judges love to see great entries and happy award winners, we’re providing those tips again: Read the rest of this entry »

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