Wave Awards (BC)

At IABC/BC, we applaud those who inspire, lead and generously give their time and expertise.

The Wave Awards are IABC/BC’s signature awards program, celebrating the people behind the great work in our chapter.

The 2024 Wave Awards are now accepting nominations! Submit your nominations through the Google Forms linked below.

Please note that you can’t nominate a current IABC/BC board member, a student (except for the SAIL Award), or yourself (again, except for the SAIL Award) – however we fully encourage you to get someone to nominate you!

This year, everyone who submits a nomination will be entered in a draw to receive a $25 gift card of their choice.

Get your entry in by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 15.

Nominees and winners will be announced online and on social media this spring and celebrated at our Summer Social.

Questions? Contact awards (at) iabc.bc.ca

Workplace Achievement Awards

Making Waves Award:
A new superstar communicator on your team with 6 years or less in the profession who demonstrates skill above their level of experience and who has a bright future.

Lighthouse Award:
A senior communicator with 7 years or more in the profession whose experience, accomplishments or projects have made them a trusted leader in their organization and a role model.

IABC/BC Volunteering Awards

New Navigator Award:
A communicator who is a dedicated volunteer with IABC/BC for 1 to 5 years, making major contributions, creating benefits for members, sharing time and knowledge.

Long Beach Award:
A communicator with a long history as an IABC/BC volunteer, making significant, creative contributions to the chapter for more than 5 years.

Student Award

SAIL Award (Student Advancing in Learning)
A post-secondary student in communication, marketing or public relations studies who demonstrates excellence, collaborates well and shows promise. The winner of the SAIL Award will receive a $750 bursary to continue their studies, thanks to our sponsor Simon Fraser University.