More Local Competition Winners Win International Summit Competition Awards

Five More Local Entries Won Merit, Excellence, and Distinguished Awards!

We are proud to announce that the STC Office let us know that five more winning entries from our local competition won awards at STC's International Summit Awards (ISA).

Previously Announced Winners

To see our two other winners announced earlier, please see the list at Our Local Competition Winners Win International Summit Competition Awards.

The Pocket Paper Engineer, How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step

Winner International Summit Award

The The Pocket Paper Engineer, How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step Volume 3 entry, submitted by Popular Kinetics, received an Award of Distinction in the 2014 STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. The entry won an Award of Distinction in the local Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter competition earlier this year. The entry was submitted by Carol Barton. Contributors were Carol Barton and Eleni Smitham.

U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Annual Report 2012-2013

The U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Annual Report 2012-2013 entry, submitted by Energetics Incorporated, received an Award of Excellence in the 2014 STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. The entry won an Award of Excellence in the local Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter competition earlier this year. The entry was submitted by Julie Chappell. Contributors were Matt Antes, Julie Chappell, Dylan Waugh, Namrata Rastogi, Robert Marlay, U.S. DOE, Gareth Williams, Valerie Riedel; Alex McLean, U.S. DOE; Lindsay Brumbelow, U.S. DOE; Burt Koske, Idaho National Laboratory.

Electric Grid Reliability and Resilience: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy and Other Extreme Events

The Electric Grid Reliability and Resilience: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy and Other Extreme Events entry, submitted by Energetics Incorporated, received an Award of Merit in the 2014 STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. The entry won an Award of Excellence in the local Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter competition earlier this year. The entry was submitted by Julie Chappell. Contributors were Katie Jereza; Gareth Williams; Tommy Finamore; Ladeene Freimuth, GridWise Alliance; Becky Harrison, GridWise Alliance; Lee Coogan, GridWise Alliance; Allan Schurr, GridWise Alliance; Pam Thornton.

Opower Online Help for Utility Customer Support Staff

The Opower Online Help for Utility Customer Support Staff entry, submitted by Opower, received an Award of Merit in the 2014 STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. The entry won an Award of Excellence in the local Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter competition earlier this year. The entry was submitted by Richard Rabil, Jr. The contributor was Rebecca Glassman.

Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial

The Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial entry, submitted by Energetics Incorporated, received an Award of Merit in the 2014 STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. The entry won an Award of Excellence in the local Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter competition earlier this year. The entry was submitted by Julie Chappell. Contributors Dylan Waugh, Tracey Crowe, U.S. DOE, Julie Chappell, Valerie Riedel, Matt Antes, Kavita Ravi, U.S. DOE, Christie Ulman, U.S.DOE; Matthew Wittenstein, U.S. DOE; Paul Telleen, U.S. DOE; Graziella Siciliano, U.S. DOE; Graham Pugh, U.S. DOE.

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.

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.

DC Chapter 2009 APEX® Grand Award Winner!

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OMG! We are proud to announce that the STC Washington, DC Chapter's Web site won a rare Grand Award in the 2009 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence in the "Web & Intranet Sites; Nonprofit Small Office" category! Information about the competition is available at https://www.ApexAwards.com/.

(Some of you may remember we won a 2005 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence in the category of “Web & Intranet Site Content & Writing”.)

APEX 2009 awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry—in the opinion of the judges—in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.

The Grand Award honors the outstanding works in each main category (100 Grand awards in 11 main categories). The Excellence awards recognize exceptional entries in each of the sub-categories (1,158 excellence awards awarded in 122 sub-categories) .

This year, 3,785 entries were evaluated, in the following distribution:
Newsletters: 385; Magazines & Journals: 706; Magapapers & Newspapers: 82; Annual Reports: 183; Brochures, Manuals & Reports: 378; Video & Electronic Publications: 193; Web & Intranet Sites: 267; Campaigns, Programs & Plans: 301; Writing: 659; Design & Illustration: 392; Special Publications: 239.

A list of the winning entries is available as a PDF: Announcing the Winners of APEX 2009 (pdf). Grand Award winners are listed by main category. Award of Excellence winners are listed within each subcategory, alphabetically by organization, or by last name for individual entrants.

Some other STC sites won awards of Excellence in various Web & Intranet sub-categories:

  • Blogs, Forums & Wikis – Society for Technical Communication AccessAbility SIG
  • Web Sites – STC-NNE Chapter, Nashua, NH
    (Note: an STC member, Rich Maggiani, also won in this category for his Solari Communication, Web site)
  • Web & Intranet Site Design & Illustration – Shafqatullah Syed, Society for Technical Communication, Fairfax, VA

Several other STC entries are also winners in this year’s competition in the 10 other categories. Congratulations to them all!