Call for STC International Summit Award Judges

By Rob Brown and Paula Robertson
ISA Competition Judge Co-Managers

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The Society for Technical Communication announces the call for judges for the upcoming 2013 STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. The deadline for judge applications is 21 January 2013 and judging begins in early February.

Plan now to take advantage of this professional development opportunity. The ISA provides valuable feedback and recognition to technical communication professionals whose work demonstrates excellence in the practice and standards of all types of technical documentation. Being able to add “STC International Awards Competition Judge” to your resume is a worthy New Year’s Resolution that provides recognition and reward in itself.

What Do You Need to Qualify as an International Summit Award judge?

The STC ISA Committee seeks dedicated STC members and nonmembers who are motivated to improve their skills in peer review or to mentor others by sharing the skills they already have. Do you have what it takes to qualify as an STC ISA judge? At the international level, judges must have at least two of the following qualifications:

  • Senior membership in STC
  • Five years in technical communication or a related field
  • Teaching experience in communication or a related field
  • Master’s degree or higher in technical communication or a related field
  • CPTCTM or other certification from a related professional organization
  • Winner of an STC or other technical communication competition award
  • Three years’ experience in the category you want to judge

Additional criteria are listed in the application form on the STC International Summit Awards page. Under International Forms and Files, click “STC ISA Judge Application Form” to submit your application online.

Information about the responsibilities of an STC ISA judge, including the judging schedule for the current competition season, are also available under International Forms and Files on the STC International Summit Awards page. To download the handbook, click “STC ISA Handbook for Judges.”

Watch for more information to come through various means. You may also email your questions about judging in this year’s International Summit Awards Competition.

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