Virtuoso Awards: Regional Program

Since 1995, the Virtuoso Awards have recognized outstanding communications and creative professionals from across southwestern Ontario. In addition to celebrating excellence in communications, the Virtuoso Awards recognize the best in creative strategy and design.

Purposeful Pause

Please note that IABC London is taking a purposeful pause with Virtuoso Awards in 2019. We are instead focusing our efforts to engage our professional communications community in a strategic and thorough input process into our project-based awards program. Learn more.

IABC London Outstanding Communicator Award

The Outstanding Communicator Award is a prestigious award that recognizes an individual who exemplifies excellence in communications and demonstrates strong commitment to communications in their professional work. Whether involved in the private, public or not-for-profit sector, the recipient of this award will have made significant contributions to business communications by fostering, initiating and/or participating in effective and successful communications programs.  Learn more.

IABC London Education Awards (Student program)

To help promote excellence in the field of communications, IABC London is pleased to offer an awards program for students. This awards program is made possible because of the commitment and generosity of our sponsors: Canada Life and The Marketing Department (TMD). Thank you to The Branding Firm Inc., ON Communication Inc., Lashbrook Marketing and PR, Seed, and Echidna Solutions Corp. for their past support.

IABC London has four Education Awards. Two awards recognize the achievements and skills of students in Fanshawe College’s Public Relations – Corporate Communications program. One award recognizes the achievements of a Fanshawe College student in the Graphic Design Advanced Diploma Program. One award recognizes a Western University student in the Public Relations Diploma program or a communications-related course who has demonstrated aptitude and interest in corporate communications and public relations. Each recipient receives $500.

Silver Leaf Awards: National program

Silver Leaf is Canada’s premiere professional awards program celebrating excellence in business communication. Competing against entries from across the country, it’s a chance for communicators working in all disciplines to receive industry recognition for outstanding work. In addition to earning professional recognition, you’ll receive valuable feedback on your submission from a panel of experienced judges. For more details about Silver Leaf, visit IABC Canada.

Gold Quill Awards: International program

Winning a Gold Quill is a mark of global distinction and is the highest level of professional acknowledgement within business communication today. This international competition brings out the best examples of thought leadership, strategic management, creativity, resourcefulness and successful solutions the world over. For more details on Gold Quill and other award programs offered at the international level, visit

Master Communicator Awards

This annual award recognizes up to two outstanding Canadian communicators (one in Canada West and one in Canada East). Candidates must be Accredited Business Communicators (ABC) whose work has brought credit to IABC, the profession and the organizations they represent and whose contributions have raised the standards of organizational communication in Canada. Launched in 1980, the MC designation is the highest distinction bestowed on an IABC member in Canada. London is home to one such recipient: Diny Dalby, ABC, MC. For more details on Master Communicator Awards, visit IABC Canada.