Any individual, team, company, or agency may nominate an entry for either the ClearMark award (best example) or the WonderMark award (worst example). You can be the author, the office or organization, or a reader or user.
What is eligible? (categories)
Use the 2013 Entry Form for ClearMark Awards
Use the 2013 Entry Form for WonderMark Awards
How to submit a nomination for a ClearMark award
Nominations for the 2013 ClearMark awards are open until January 31, 2013. Winners will be announced at the awards banquet on April 16 at the National Press Club.
To plan your nomination for a ClearMark award:
Prepare the information for the nomination entry form
Read the award rules
Read the judging criteria
There is a fee to cover processing and handling for each entry:
$75 for public sector and member entries,
$130 for all entries from non-members, or
$115 to become a Center member and submit your nomination.
How will the Center judge the entries?
A panel of plain language experts will judge the entries according to these criteria.
When is the ClearMark Award ceremony?
Plan to join us whether you have an entry in the competition or not.
Save the date!
April 16, 2013
National Press Club
The Associate Fellows Nominating Committee invites STC communities and members to recommend senior members for the rank of STC Associate Fellow. This honor recognizes members who have: (a) been responsible for important work in our field; (b) done notable, original work that has contributed to the advancement of technical communication; or (c) made significant contributions to the Society—or a combination of two or all three of these accomplishments. Associate Fellows must, at a minimum, have been members of STC for 10 years and active in the field of technical communication for 15 years.
Any voting member of STC may submit a recommendation to the Society office. Communities and individuals should complete the Associate Fellow recommendation form and refer to the sample forms on the STC website at https://www.stc.org/honors-awards-and-recognition/.
Completed recommendations are due at the Society office no later than 5 October 2009. The STC Board of Directors will consider nominated candidates in January 2010. The Society will recognize those selected at an honors banquet in May at the 2010 STC Technical Communication Summit in Dallas, Texas.