IABC London Awards

Virtuoso Awards

Regional project-based awards program

Presented by IABC London, the Virtuoso Awards are Southwestern Ontario’s premiere professional awards celebrating excellence in communications and the best in creative strategy and design. Since the program’s launch in 1995, Virtuoso has revealed local communications, marketing and creative professionals as ‘ones to watch.’ The awards are aligned with the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) global and national project-based awards programs. Submitting a project gives you the opportunity to receive valuable feedback and garner industry recognition while having your work evaluated against the global standard of the communications profession. Learn more.

Outstanding Communicator Award

IABC London’s Outstanding Communicator Award recognizes a communications professional who has developed an exceptional body of work. Whether involved in the private, public or not-for-profit sector, the recipient of this award consistently achieves business results by planning, implementing and measuring communications strategies, projects and campaigns. Learn more.

Communications Champion Award

The IABC London Communications Champion Award distinguishes an organizational leader who recognizes the value of communications as integral in driving business results. The recipient of this award is a c-suite leader who integrates communications as an internal strategic partner and supports the professional development of their communications team. With a strong commitment to their organization’s values, this individual works closely with their communicators to develop and deliver exceptional leadership communication. Learn more.

Student Awards

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: Western Continuing Studies, Canada Life and The Marketing Department (TMD).

IABC London has four student 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 Continuing Studies student in the Public Relations Diploma program. Each recipient receives $500. Learn more.

IABC Canada Silver Leaf Awards

National project-based awards 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.

IABC International Gold Quill Awards

International project-based awards 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.