Our Local Competition Winners Win International Summit Competition Awards

Our Local Entries Won Excellence, Distinguished, and Best of Show!

We are proud to announce that two of the entries that won Excellence or Distinguished awards in our annual STC Washington, DC-Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter Summit Competition won awards from STC's International Summit Awards (ISA).

LogiAnalytics Developer Network Website

Winner International Summit Award

The LogiAnalytics Developer Network Website entry, submitted by Logi Analytics, Inc., won an Award of Excellence in the 2014 STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. The entry previously won an Award of Distinction and the Best of Show award for online media in the local Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter competition earlier this year. Contributors included Lee Hausman and Jim Mouser.

The LogiAnalytics Developer Network Website provides information that helps customers succeed when using Logi Analytics products. The website includes a mechanism for managing product licenses, a forum-based community where users can discuss issues and techniques with developers, and access to a support portal. You can view the site at https://devnet.logianalytics.com/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=Default&rdRnd=92076.

Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Under Climate Change

BOS International Summit Award

The Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Under Climate Change entry, submitted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), received an Award of Distinction and also Best of Show in the 2014 STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. The entry won an Award of Distinction and the Best of Show award for printed media in the local Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter competition earlier this year. The entry was submitted by Judy Wyrick of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the contributors included Jeffrey Chambers, Richard Norby, Biological and Environmental Research Information System; Holly Haun, Kris Christen, Creative Media; Daniel Stover, Office of Biological and Environmental Research; Rosie Fisher, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Jefferson Hall, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Steven Wofsy, Harvard; DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research; and the Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Writing Team.

This report represents discussions and findings of a June 2012 workshop, during which attendees identified critical scientific gaps that limit the ability to model tropical ecosystems and demand immediate field investigations because of their vulnerability to rapid shifts resulting from a changing climate.

29 April 2014 Update

We got late notice about five more winners. Please see the list at More Local Competition Winners Win International Summit Competition Awards.

Congratulations to all our winners!

WDCB local competition winners

Competition Winners 2013-2014
Winners of our local competitions are entitled to display the appropriate STC WDCB Competition Award Ribbons. Download the ribbons to promote your award. Winners of our WDCB Chapter Technical Summit competition awards may freely duplicate our chapter award ribbons in resumes or company publications, and on websites or copies of the winning piece.

WDCB's STC International Summit Awards (ISA) winners

2013-2014 International Technical Communication Summit Awards Competition Winners
Download the international ribbons to promote your award. Winners of the international level competition may use the STC international award ribbons in resumes or company publications, on websites, or on reproductions of the winning piece.

WDC Chapter’s Technical Communication Competitions Winners Announced

Competitions winner ribbon for 2009

The STC Washington, DC Chapter is pleased to present the lists of winners for our local competitions for which we had 36 entries this year. Entry titles, contributors, and the organizations they represent are listed on the following pages.

Winners of the Distinguished Technical Communication Award go on to the STC International Technical Publication Competition (ITPC) or the International Online Communication Competition (IOCC). Winners of the international competitions are presented at the STC Annual Conference in May. (Student entries at this award level are not allowed as entries in the STC international competitions.)

All net proceeds from the chapter’s competitions will benefit our award funds for high school and college students. In each competition, the student who submits the best student entry will receive an $800 scholarship. (If the entry has multiple contributors, the $800 scholarship will be divided among them.)

Best of Show and Best Student Entry Winners

Competitions Best of Show ribbon

"Our Changing Planet: The View from Space" is the 2009-2010 Technical Publications Competition Best of Show Winner entered by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Contributors to this entry are the following:
Michael King, Claire Parkinson, Winnie Humberson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center;
Kim Partington, Polar Imaging Ltd.;
Robin Williams, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.;
Sally Bensusen, Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, Debbi McLean, Mark Malanoski, Wyle Information Systems, Inc.;
Jesse Allen, Robert Simmon, Sigma Space Corporation;
Reto Stockli, MeteoSwiss.

"Teknos: The Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology 2009" is the 2009-2010 Technical Publications Competition Best Student Entry Winner entered by Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Contributors to this entry are the following:
Aaron Koenig, John Woodwell, Kevin Boehm, Blair Graham, Su Hyen Bae, Akshay Deverakonda, Hari Devanathan, Siddarth Hariharan, Jeremy Owen, Esther Wang.

Awards Celebration and Seminar

The winners will receive their awards at the Awards Celebration and Seminar on 13 March 2010. TSA’s blogger, Curtis “Bob” Burns, manager of the Transportation Security Administration’s blog will present a Social Media Seminar.

All winning entries will be on display at the Awards Celebration. You do not need to be part of the competitions to attend. You may find some interesting ideas for your work by looking at the winning entries on display.

Please join us in congratulating all the winners of the 2009-2010 competitions.

Congratulations to Our Int’l Tech Pubs Competition Winners!

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International BOS
International winner
International Winner

We are pleased to announce that all seven of our entries to the International Communication Technical Publications Competition won awards this year. One of them also won Best of Show! See 2008-2009 Competition Winners Lists for all our local competitions winners. Winners of the international competitions were on display at the Annual Conference (Technical Summit) in May. See past international winners at https://competition.stcwdc.org/competition-winners/.

Winners List

  • Technical Publications
    • Best of Show & Distinguished: "Putting Theory into Practice: A Best Practices Approach to Developing Tax Instructions"; Contributers: Dr. Rita Roosevelt, Rasika Krishna, Eric Spears, and Erin Schmieder; Company: Kleimann Communication Group, Inc.
    • Distinguished: "NCRR Reporter"; Contributers: Lamont Williams, Palladian Partners; Joyce McDonald, NCRR; and Michael Fleishman, Palladian Partners; Company: Palladian Partners, Inc.
    • Distinguished: "VisionContent: Retriever for Reports Documentation Set "; Contributer: John Tremblay; Company: Metavante Image Solutions
    • Excellence: "Altarum Annual Report 2007"; Contributers: Liz Ritter, Marijka Lischak, and Mary Joscelyn; Company: Altarum Institute
    • Excellence: "NCRR Strategic Plan 2009-2013"; Contributers: Lamont Williams, Karen Eddleman, and Joan Barbour; Company: Palladian Partners, Inc.
    • Excellence: "Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Water Sector"; Contributers: Jack Eisenhauer, Katie Jereza, and Julie Chappell; Comapny: Energetics Incorporated
    • Merit: "Pictures of the Future (Spring and Fall 2008 editions)"; Contributer: Arthur F. Pease; Company: Siemens AG