Local-Level and International-Level Competition Winners Lists

Links to the winners lists

Chapter-Level Competition

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On 7 February 2013, we announced the 2012-2013 Technical Summit Competition Winners of our Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter’s local-level Technical Summit Competition: https://events.stcwdc.org/2012-competition-winners-announced/. The page for the Winners List given in that post was updated to show which winners went on to win at the international level.

A gold star small Gold star marks the winning entries in the International Competition. Six entries from our chapter won International Competition awards this year!

New award ribbons with the chapter’s new logo on the ribbon are also shown on this page. Winners of our WDCB Chapter Technical Summit competition awards may freely duplicate our chapter award ribbons in resumes or company publications, and on Web sites or copies of the winning piece.


International Competition

On 22 May 2013, we announced the chapter’s winning entries that went on to win at the international level: https://events.stcwdc.org/2013-stc-international-summit-award-competition-winners-2/.

New STC award ribbons for the international-level competition are available for downloading at https://competition.stcwdc.org/competition-international-award-ribbons/. 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. The international ribbons can not be used for chapter-level award winners.


Call for STC International Summit Award Judges

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International competitions
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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.

STC International Summit Award Winners

The Washington DC – Baltimore (WDCB) chapter is proud to announce that we had 15 winners in the STC International Technical Publications Competition. The competition is an excellent way to showcase our work as technical communicators. Two of our entries won Best of Show. Congratulations to all the winners. We are very proud to have them represent us so well.

Best of Show and Distinguished Winners

Pictures of the Future
Submitter: Arthur Pease
Entrant: Arthur Pease
Company: Siemens A.G.
SAMHSA Permanent Supportive Housing Toolkit
Submitter: Chandria Jones
Entrants: Chandria Jones, Pamela Fisher, Carol Bianco
Additional Contributors: Westat Graphics and Printing, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Company: Westat


Propane Technology Review
Submitter: Julie Chappell
Entrants: Julie Chappell, Propane Education & Research Council, Energetics, Inc.
Additional Contributors: Roy Willis, PERC; Brian Feehan, PERC; Mark Leitman, PERC
Brandon Robinson, PERC; Greg Kerr, PERC; Ross Brindle, Energetics; Sarah Lichtner, Energetics; Lindsay Pack, Energetics; Emily Maffett, Energetics; Valerie Riedel, Energetics
Company: Energetics Incorporated
Reducing Global Threats through Innovative Science and Technology
Submitter: Octavio Ramos, Jr.
Entrants: Nancy Ambrosiano, Octavio Ramos, Jr., James M. Cruz
Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory


2010 Science Highlights TSC Directorate: Theory, Simulation, and Computation
Submitter: Kathy Pallis
Entrants: Sharon Mikkelson, Susanne King, Kathy Pallis
Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Altarum Institute Annual Report
Submitter: Liz Ritter
Entrants: Liz Ritter, Marijka Lischak, Janice Lynch Schuster
Company: Altarum Institute

Building on Our Strengths–The 2009 Missile Defense Agency Technology Applications Report
Submitter: Lisa Hylton
Entrants: Scott Tillett, Lisa Hylton, NTTC Washington Operations Outreach and Engineering Teams
Company: National Technology Transfer Center, Washington Operations

New Frontiers in Characterizing Biological Systems; Report from the May 2009 Workshop
Submitter: Judy M. Wyrick
Entrants: Holly Haun, Judy Wyrick, Biological and Environmental Research Information System
Additional Contributors: Shirley Andrews, Betty Mansfield, Jennifer Bownas, Marissa Mills, Kris Christen, Sheryl Martin, Christopher Caldwell, Anita Alton, Arthur Katz (U.S. Department of Energy), Mitchel Doktycz (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), H. Steven Wiley (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Plutonium Science and Research Strategy
Submitter: Kelly Parker
Entrants: Suki Coonley, Kelly Parker, Ed Lorusso
Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Tactical Air Control Party-Modernization, Vehicular Communications System, Train the Trainer Course Materials
Submitter: Diane Swift
Entrants: Diane Swift, Heather Brown, Paul Costen
Additional Contributors: Michael Anderson
Company: Antech Systems Inc.


Getting Started: Doing Business with Fannie Mae
Submitter: Mary Wise
Entrants: Jacqueline Austin, William Cragg
Company: Fannie Mae

NIH and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Website
Submitter: Rob Wald
Entrants: Donna Messersmith, Bethany Hoffman, Beth Maloney
Additional Contributors: Yvonne Bersofsky, Samantha Fox
Company: Palladian Partners

Payoff Calendar
Submitter: Mary Wise
Entrants: Michele McNamara, Phil Corriveau, Kathleen Colliton
Company: Fannie Mae

U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Research Centers: An Overview of the Science
Submitter: Judy M. Wyrick
Entrants: Jennifer Bownas, Judy Wyrick, Biological and Environmental Research Information System
Additional Contributors: Shirley Andrews, Betty Mansfield, Holly Haun, Marissa Mills, Kris Christen, Sheryl Martin, Christopher Caldwell, Anita Alton
Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory