2018 OVATION Awards
Thank you to everyone who joined us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and award presentations at the 2018 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards Gala. It was an evening of celebrating and connecting with great minds in the industry as we recognized excellence in communications.
Thank you also to our sponsors Fusion Design Group, The Spotlight Agency and the McMaster-Syracuse MCM Program, and our volunteers. Your support and assistance helped make our gala possible.
An extra special congratulations to our People’s Choice winner and our Award of Distinction winners! Our 2018 winners are:
People’s Choice Award
The PR Department
Maille TV-Media Tour & Supporting Media Relations 2017
Award of Distinction – Boutique Agency of the Year (Five or fewer employees)
The PR Department
Award of Distinction – Small Agency of the Year (Six to 20 employees)
Craft Public Relations
Award of Distinction – Mid-Size Agency of the Year (21 to 50 employees)
Argyle Public Relationships
Award of Distinction – Large Agency of the Year (51 or more employees)
Weber Shandwick Canada
Award of Distinction – Corporate Communication Department of the Year
The Regional Municipality of York
Award of Distinction – Non-for-profit Communications Department of the Year
University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science
If you would like to view our full list of winners please view the 2018 Award of Excellence and Award of Merit winners.
2018 OVATION Extra Awards Purchases – order by 12 (noon) June 15, 2018
IABC/Toronto 2018 OVATION Award winners are able to order copies of their awards for their company/team members in celebration of this fantastic achievement. Extra awards are only available for purchase in the year that the award was won.
- You can order exact duplicates of your original Award of Excellence statue, or you can customize the additional awards with the names of winning entry team members or clients.
- Note, there is limited space available on statues for individual names (ideally one to two names maximum). For submissions with more than two individual names, we recommend the next option noted.
- Award of Excellence winners can also purchase Award of Excellence plaques. Names of winning entry team members or clients can be listed.
- You can order exact duplicates of your original Award of Merit plaque, or you can customize the additional plaques with the names of winning entry team members or clients.
The deadline to order extra awards is noon, June 15, 2018.
For Excellence statues, the text that will appear is the following:
2018 IABC/Toronto OVATION Award of Excellence
Name of Division
Entrant Company Name
Your Entry Title
For Excellence and Merit Plaques, up to two lines of text (300 characters) is available for adjustment for each additional award ordered. All awards will come with the standard “2018 IABC/Toronto OVATION Award of Excellence/Merit” title and category name.
Sample plaque text:
2018 IABC/Toronto OVATION Award of Excellence (or Merit)
Name of Division
Entrant Company/Entrant Names to be recognized
Your Entry Title
Extra Award Pricing:
- Excellence Statue: $259.90 each ($230 plus $29.90 HST)
- Excellence or Merit Plaques: $169.50 each ($150 plus $19.50 HST)
Awards will be available for pick-up at IABC/Toronto’s office mid-to-late July. Arrangements for picking up awards are the responsibility of the purchaser. You will be notified by email when your award is ready for pick-up. We recommend picking up in person. If a courier is arranged, please ensure they know the package(s) are extremely fragile.
Award orders for 2018 OVATION Award winners will not be accepted after noon, June 15, 2018.
Winners of an Award of Excellence will receive a one-of-a-kind OVATION statue, hand-crafted in glass by a Canadian artist. Winners of an Award of Merit will receive a decorative plaque. Please refer to the Call for Entries for judging and scoring information.
All OVATION winners will be recognized at the 2018 OVATION Awards Gala on May 23, 2018 and have their winning entry (or entries) included in IABC/Toronto’s 2018 OVATION Awards Winning Entries Booklet (with entrant’s permission).
In addition, winners will be included in marketing materials (news release, etc.), acknowledged through social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and will also have permission to use IABC/Toronto’s official 2018 OVATION Award winning logo in their print and online marketing materials.
All 2018 OVATION Award of Excellence winners will be eligible to win The People’s Choice Award. There is no additional entry fee required for this award. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced at the 2018 OVATION Awards Ceremony.
There is no limit to the number of awards that can be presented in each category. Entries do not compete against each other; rather, the individual entry is judged against an established scorecard.
Awards of Distinction
These six awards celebrate exceptional OVATION winners. For each OVATION Award of Excellence won, a winner receives three points, and for each Award of Merit won, the winner receives one point. The company with the highest point total in its Awards of Distinction category wins the award. In the event of a tie, the total scores of each OVATION entry will be calculated and the entrant/organization with the highest average will be the winner.
All entrants are considered for one of the following Awards of Distinction:
- Boutique Agency of the Year (Five or fewer employees)
- Small Agency of the Year (Six to 20 employees)
- Mid-Size Agency of the Year (21 to 50 employees)
- Large Agency of the Year (51 or more employees)
- Corporate Communication Department of the Year
- Non-for-profit Communications Department of the Year
OVATION Winning Entries Booklets
IABC/Toronto members have FREE access to OVATION Winning Entries booklets for years 2005 to 2010, 2012 to 2015 and 2017. Non-members can purchase access to these booklets for $40 plus HST by calling IABC/Toronto’s office at 416-968-0264.