2017 Golden Flames

IABC Atlanta’s 2017 Golden Flame Awards is your chance to gain recognition as one of Atlanta’s finest communicators.

Categories & Criteria

This year’s program features a streamlined list of 28 categories across four divisions, which are aligned with IABC’s international Gold Quill awards program, giving you a chance to ladder up to the next competition without rewriting your plan. Each entry will be judged on its own merits, not judged against other submissions. The awards criteria are based on IABC’s Global Seven-Point Scale of Excellence. All entries will receive valuable feedback from IABC International’s team of Blue Ribbon Panelists.

FIRST STOP: For Online Golden Flame Entry

This year IABC Atlanta is using a new platform for online awards entry. We’re sharing it with other IABC chapters – that’s why you’ll begin by selecting Atlanta as your program on the ‘Start Here’ page. The online form won’t provide you with everything you need to know about what to include in each section of your entry. But the following instructions will. Once you’ve reviewed the Call for Entries and decided which Division(s) you want to enter, use the corresponding guides to create an award-winning entry:

Division 1 – Communication Management
Division 2 – Communication Research
Division 3 – Communication Training and Education
Division 4 – Communication Skills

Ready, Set, Go!

After reviewing the entry guidelines provided above for your division(s), click through to IABC’s awards website and get started. Once you begin your entry, you have the option of stopping, saving your work and completing it later.

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Entry Deadlines and Fees

Make sure you have paid and uploaded your entry by 11:59 p.m. EDT to meet the following deadlines:

Early Bird Special

Monday, July 10, 2017

  • IABC Members
  • $100Entry Fee
  • Non-Members
  • $125Per Entry
  • Student
  • $35Per Entry

Regular Deadline

Monday, July 24, 2017

  • IABC Members
  • $150Entry Fee
  • Non-Members
  • $175Per Entry
  • Student
  • $50Per Entry