IABC-NL Announces 2023 Pinnacle Award Recipients, Recognizing Communications Excellence

June 15, 2023

IABC-NL Announces 2023 Pinnacle Award Recipients, Recognizing Communications Excellence

The International Association of Business Communicators Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (IABC NL) held the annual Pinnacle Awards celebrating excellence in the field of communications and marketing last night, June 14, at the Johnson Geo Centre in St. John’s.

A total of 20 awards were presented in a variety of categories to professionals in both public and private sector organizations, including the Pinnacle Award of Excellence for Organizational Leader, which was awarded to Dr. Janine Hubbard, well known psychologist and mental health advocate. Awards were also presented to five graphic design students from College of the North Atlantic.

“The mandate of our IABC Chapter is to promote excellence in communications and marketing by offering opportunities for networking, expanding knowledge, and ensuring quality through ethical practices and certification,” says Kathy Dicks-Peyton, Pinnacle Awards Chair and Judging Co-ordinator. “This mandate is reflected at the annual Pinnacle Awards, where we showcase and honor the incredible work being done in our province by leading practitioners.”

A full list of award recipients is included in the attached backgrounder.

IABC-NL thanks its valued Pinnacle Awards partners, m5 Communications, College of the North Atlantic, Memorial University Conferences and Events, The Idea Factory, Fortis Inc., Academy Canada, and FUNctional Communications & Events, for their ongoing support.

For more information about IABC NL and the Pinnacle Awards, visit iabcnl.com.

 About IABC-NL
The award-winning IABC Chapter in Newfoundland and Labrador works to advance the communications profession, create connections, and develop strategic communicators in the province. The Chapter has more than 60 members representing a broad range of interests and experiences in communications.

Media Contact:
Laura Barnes
Director, Communications, IABC NL
Email: iabcnl@gmail.com




Photography Within A Communications Vehicle

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

“Hydro’s Internal Campaign for Injury Prevention Awareness”

Audio Visual

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

“Brand Launch Video: We Are Hydro”

 Communications Management – Employee Engagement


“We’re All In”

 Advocacy Communication

NAPE & Bridge Communications Inc.

“A Big Mistake”

Marketing, Advertising and Sales Vehicle

College of the North Atlantic

“CNA 2022 Spotify Holiday Ad”


College of the North Atlantic

“CNA 2022 Spotify Holiday Ad”

Marketing Communications

College of the North Atlantic

“CNA College… Your Way”

Community Relations

Town of Paradise – Communications Division

“Budget Talks 2023″



 Special Events External

RCMP – Newfoundland and Labrador

“RCMP NL Project Badminton News Conference”

 Special Events External

Registered Nurses Union Newfoundland & Labrador

“Raise Your Voice! Rally for Nursing & Safe Patient Care”

 Special Events External

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

“News Conference: Ukrainian Refugee Airlift”

Marketing, Advertising & Sales Vehicle

m5 & School Milk Foundation of NL

“Giving Milk Another Go”

 Marketing, Advertising & Sales Vehicle

m5 & Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Assoc.

“Educating (and Advertising) With Heart”

Other Graphic Design

m5 & takeCHARGE

“Getting Creative About Going Electric”

 Award of Excellence for Organizational Leader

Dr. Janine Hubbard



 Kate Sheppard

College of the North Atlantic

“The Song of Achilles Book Cover”

Ryan Power

College of the North Atlantic

“The Old Town Tap House: Brand Identity”

 Sarah Mullins

College of the North Atlantic

“Postcards from the Edge – Cover Design”



Jeff Smyth

College of the North Atlantic

“Firebrand Brewery Brand and Design”

 Nakita Morris

College of the North Atlantic

“I Know the End”