Become a Judge
Get a front-row seat to the GTA’s top talent!
For close to 40 years, the Toronto chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Toronto) has celebrated professionals for their talent and creative brilliance through the prestigious OVATION Awards program.
The IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards offers the GTA communications profession an opportunity to present its best work. It celebrates and promotes excellence from the communications profession and fosters a greater appreciation of it.
Each year, senior IABC communicators volunteer their time to review and evaluate hundreds of outstanding award submissions from leading organizations across the GTA. It is one of the exclusive benefits of an IABC membership that provides professional development and networking opportunities.
As we prepare for another record year of award submissions, we are looking for the GTA’s top communicators to serve on our panel of judges. Our judges are critical and highly valued for their role and leadership. They not only evaluate submissions, but they also provide insightful feedback that helps our entrants develop as communications practitioners.
We are currently accepting applications from senior communicators who would like to join our panel of esteemed judges.
Get a front row seat to some of the best and most innovative work in communications from across the GTA.
What you need
- IABC/Toronto membership in good standing
- 10 or more years of experience as a communications professional
- Accreditation in communications is a plus
- For example:
- Communication Management Professional® (CMP®)
- Strategic Communication Management Professional® (SCMP®)
- Accredited Business Communicator (ABC)
- A passion for continuing to develop professionally and network with some of the best communicators in the GTA
- For example:
What we need
- Your LinkedIn profile
- Commitment to complete our mandatory IABC/Toronto OVATION Award webinar training
- Commitment to complete and reconcile evaluations within the stipulated timelines
We thank all applicants for their interest. Those selected to join the judging panel will be contacted by the IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards Judging Committee directly.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
For more than 38 years, IABC/Toronto has celebrated communication professionals for their talent, creativity, and dedication to excellence through our prestigious OVATION Awards program.
This year, we are reimagining #OVATION24, continuing to celebrate the best of the best, while giving our award-winners the opportunity to lead the next generation of comms professionals.
Our team has been hard at work behind the scenes planning for #OVATION24, and we’d like to invite you to be a part of our rockstar team of volunteers.
Whether you are a current student, recent grad, or seasoned professional, we welcome you to take on this fulfilling opportunity and see your hard work come to life at the end of May.
Becoming an integral part of IABC #OVATION24 team presents volunteers with a distinctive opportunity to play a pivotal role in upholding a cherished tradition that has been honoring the exceptional achievements of communication professionals for over 38 years. You’ll uncover priceless experiences and gain profound insights into the captivating world of communications.
Here are some of the positions we’re looking to fill:
- Finance & Budget Director
- Stage Manager
- Social Media Coordinator
- Content Coordinator
- Awards Coordinator
- A/V Coordinator
- Speech Writer
- Networking Coordinator
- Events Logistics Coordinator
If you’re looking to get involved in a fulfilling volunteer role, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get started