Judging in the STC International Summit Awards Competition

STC and the International Summit Awards committee recognize the ISA judges and other volunteers for their contributions to the STC International Summit Awards (ISA).

To be considered to judge in the ISA, you do not have to be a member of STC. However, judges must meet at least two of the following qualifications:

  • STC Senior Member
  • 5+ years of experience in technical communication or a related field
  • Teaching experience in technical communication or a related field
  • Master’s degree or higher in technical communication or a related field
  • CPTC or other certification by a related professional association, such as Project Management Profession (PMP) or Certified Performance Technologist (CPT)
  • Previous winner of an STC or other communication competition award
  • 3+ years of experience in the competition category in which you would like to judge

How to Apply

To apply as a judge in the international competition, fill out the STC ISA Judge Application (online judge application form). Complete this online form and submit it by February 9, 2015. Judges will be notified of their acceptance around February 15, 2015. If you are accepted as a judge, you will receive information on forms and judging policies.

STC Technical Communication Competitions

For more information, contact:

Bernard Aschwanden, STC Associate Fellow
ISA Competition Manager
Vice President, Society for Technical Communication
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Journal of Technical Writing and Communication Wins Awards

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication (JTWC) for earning an AWARD OF MERIT IN THE 2009 STC Philadelphia Metro Technical Communication CompetitionJournal's logotype

Examine three award winning articles from Volume 39. Click the article link to read the abstract.

Article earning an Award of Excellence
"Frames in Reports and Reporting: How Government Framing Affects Global Warming Information in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Summary for Policymakers and in Documents Written about the Report" Baywood Metapress, Bryan Tutt.
Articles earning an Award of Merit
"The Public Presentation of a Hybrid Science: Scientific and Technical Communication in Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government (2002)" Baywood Metapress, Keisha McKenzie.

"Presenting Consumer Technology with POP: A Rhetorical and Ethnographic Exploration of Point-of-Purchase Advertising" Baywood Metapress, Geoffrey A. Cross.

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WDC 2009-2010 Technical Communication Competitions are Now Open!

The WDC Chapter’s 2009-2010 Technical Communication Competitions are now open! See https://competition.stcwdc.org/ for details and entry forms. Show your best work to the top of the town!

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Entry deadline: 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday,
13 November 2009

Please consider participating this year in one or both competitions: online communication and technical publications. By participating in the competitions, you can

  • Enter your best work to receive valuable feedback and potential awards
  • Volunteer to judge and evaluate entries with your peers

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Judge Applications are now being accepted. See the Competition website for

  • Call for Judges
  • Judge Application form
  • Schedule for Judges
  • Competition Categories