2019 Bronze Quill Awards

Recognizing world-class communications in a world-class city

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IABC Houston hosted its annual Bronze Quill Awards Gala on Thursday, June 27, at the Junior League of Houston.

The evening began as Catherine Burch Graham was awarded the Downs Matthews Memorial Scholarship. Catherine is pursuing a masters degree in corporate and organizational communications from Northeastern University in Boston.

Susan Dio, president and chairman of BP, was recognized as IABC Houston’s Executive Communicator of the Year for her excellence in strategic business leadership and dedication to the advancement of women in energy.

Dio told attendees during her keynote that diversity “necessitates focused communication, a sharing of ideas and ideals, and it requires that we learn from one another each and every day.” She furthered that “we are communicating to educate, and we are listening to learn. And if we do that well, we serve our business, we serve our community, and we serve one another — and that is service worthy of honoring.”

Bronze Quill Award Winners

Anadarko claimed the “Best of Show” award for their project “quick-fire questions” which focused on increasing leadership visibility and enhancing organizational trust. Anadarko’s corporate communications team produced a series of videos featuring members of the leadership team answering rapid-fire questions. The videos were featured as exclusive content on the company’s new employee communications app.

Lorelle Media, on behalf of Shell Oil Company, took home the honor of “Best in Division” for their documentary video that told an extraordinary story about the discovery of two unmarked slave cemeteries on Shell property at its refinery in Convent, Louisiana.

In total, there were 16 Awards of Excellence winners, and seven Awards of Merit winners. For those interested in purchasing additional trophies for their client or team, please fill out this order form.

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Anadarko

  • Award of Excellence, Communication Management | Leadership Communications
  • Award of Excellence, Communication Skills | Digital Communication
  • Award of Excellence, Communication Skills | Special Events
  • Award of Merit, Communication Skills | Publications
  • Best in Division
  • Best of Show


Austin Energy

  • Award of Excellence, Communication Management | Government Communications Programs


BP America

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Management | Marketing, Advertising & Brand Communications


C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston

  • Award of Merit, Communication Skills | Writing
  • Award of Merit, Communication Skills | Publications


The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Management | Marketing, Advertising & Brand Communications
  • Award of Merit, Communication Skills | Writing
  • Award of Merit, Communication Skills | Special Events


The Fifth Business

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Skills | Publications


Goodwill Houston

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Skills | Audio/Visual


Kraton Corporation

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Skills | Digital Communication
  • Award of Excellence, Communications Skills | Special Events
  • Award of Excellence, Communications Skills | Publications


Lorelle Media on behalf of Shell Oil Company

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Skills | Audio/Visual
  • Best in Division


Pierpont Communications

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Management | Media Relations


The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University

  • Award of Excellence, Communication Skills | Publications
  • Award of Merit, Communication Skills | Publications


Savage Brands

  • Award of Merit, Communications Management | Marketing, Advertising & Brand Communications


Ward and Aggreko

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Management | Media Relations


Ward and Future On

  • Award of Excellence, Communications Management | Marketing, Advertising & Brand Communications