After submitting 19 entries for the IABC Silver Quill Awards, CMD won 13 awards across several professional categories. As can be seen from the table below, the department has increased its awards wins consecutively across all categories between 2016 and 2020. Unfortunately, some of the awards programmes were cancelled as a result of the pandemic.
News of the department’s most recent awards arrived at the end of June from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). CMD’s head of video production, Roxanne Harris, received an IABC Gold Quill 2021 Best of the Best Award in the Audio/Visual category for Thuma Mina. The award-winning video featured the UCT Choir’s rendition of the isiZulu hymn, and pays homage to members of the university community who worked tirelessly on the frontline of the pandemic.
UCT News senior writer, Helen Swingler, was also recognised in the recent IABC Gold Quill awards. Her piece The dead teach in a universal language received international industry recognition with an IABC Gold Quill 2021 Merit Award.
During 2020, and over the last six months, CMD also received a further 15 international and national industry awards. The award-winning projects and the recipients are as follows:
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