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.
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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

Distinguished

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
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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

Excellence

2010 Science Highlights TSC Directorate: Theory, Simulation, and Computation
Submitter: Kathy Pallis
Entrants: Sharon Mikkelson, Susanne King, Kathy Pallis
Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Altarum Institute Annual Report
Submitter: Liz Ritter
Entrants: Liz Ritter, Marijka Lischak, Janice Lynch Schuster
Company: Altarum Institute
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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
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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
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Plutonium Science and Research Strategy
Submitter: Kelly Parker
Entrants: Suki Coonley, Kelly Parker, Ed Lorusso
Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
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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.

Merit

Getting Started: Doing Business with Fannie Mae
Submitter: Mary Wise
Entrants: Jacqueline Austin, William Cragg
Company: Fannie Mae
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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
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Payoff Calendar
Submitter: Mary Wise
Entrants: Michele McNamara, Phil Corriveau, Kathleen Colliton
Company: Fannie Mae
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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

Congratulating 2011-2012 Competition Winners

Update: Nicky Bleiel’s presentation included lots of good ideas for making your online help interactive.

The STC WDCB Summit Technical Communication Competition has ended and next Wednesday night we celebrate the winners at the Competition Awards Celebration and Online Help Keynote.

A list of this year’s winners follows. Be sure to spread the word about their accomplishments!

DISTINGUISHED AND BEST OF SHOW AWARD
Julie Tilley, Brian Kaihoi, and Donald E. Tepper, American Physical Therapy Association
Virtual Worlds: A New Universe for Education, Patient Care, and More
Category: Informational Materials

DISTINGUISHED AWARDS
Jennifer Bownas, Kris Christen, Holly Haun
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research: A Long-Term Vision
Category: Informational Materials

Sarah Lichtner, Jared Kosters, Brandon Robinson (PERC)
Nexight Group
Remote Tank Level Monitoring System Executive Summary
Category: Promotional Materials

Lindsay Kishter, Jack Eisenhauer, Darren Highfill (UtiliSec)
Nexight Group
Securing Tomorrow’s Grid
Category: Informational Materials

Arthur Pease
Siemens A.G.
Pictures of the Future
Category: Informational Materials

EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Rachel Chuang, Esther Wang, Allison Wang, Zeming Lin, Pali Singh, Melanie Kim, Jacqueline Speiser, Stephanie Melendez
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Teknos, The Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Category: Informational Materials

Joan Pellegrino, Graphics Department (Energetics), Teresa Kowalczyk
Energetics
Foundations for Innovation: Photovoltaic Technologies for the 21st Century
Category: Informational Materials

Elaine Garber, Samantha Fox, Laura Sobrado
Palladian Partners
DCEG Linkage website
Category: Informational Materials

William J. Hagen
Hughes Network Systems
Returning Your HughesNet HN9000 or HN9200 Leased Equipment
Category: User Support

Tina Marshall, Jenifer Urff, Susan Hills, Shelly McGeorge, Julienne Giard, Claudia Bepko, Julie Pearson
Westat
COSIG Lessons Learned Series
Category: Informational Materials

MERIT AWARDS
Sheryl Martin, Marissa Mills, Darren Hughes
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Department of Energy Genomic Science Program
Category: Informational Materials

Michele Wojciechowski, Donald E. Tepper
American Physical Therapy Association
How Technology is Being Used in PT and PTA Education
Category: Informational Materials

Samuel Felice, Lue Gils
UNATION
“Coming Soon” Help Center for UNATION.com
Category: User Support

Valerie Riedel, Graphics Department (Energetics), Sarah Lichtner
Energetics
Case study: Propane-fueled combined heat and power at the Kauai Marriott
Category: Informational Materials

Joan Pellegrino, Paget Donnelly, Julie Chappell
Energetics
Implementing 21st Century Manufacturing: Workshop Summary Report
Category: Informational Materials

Heather Gotham, Ron Claus, PhD., Julienne Giard
Westat
DDCAT Toolkit
Category: Instructional Materials

Lisa Devashrayee-Oaks, Nathan Massie, Hydee Clayton
3M Health Information Systems
Coding, Grouping, Editing, and Reimbursement Library
Category: User Support

Lindsay Pack, Ross Brindle, Allian Pratt, ASME
Nexight Group
Initiative to Address Complex Systems Failure: Prevention and Mitigation of Consequences
Category: Informational Materials

Sarah Lichtner, Ross Brindle, Warren Hunt, TMS
Nexight Group
Electric Power Industry Needs for Grid-Scale Storage Applications
Category: Informational Materials

Jaime Williams, Jessica Becker, Rebecca Popka
Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc.
Exceptional Software Strategies Inc. Newsletter
Category: Informational Materials

Rebecca Popka, Thomas Olson, TJ Pawlikowski
Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc.
Exceptional Software Strategies Inc. Website
Category: Promotional Materials

Peter Neumeier
Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC PROFINET – PROFINET with STEP 7 V11
Category: Promotional Materials, User Support

Ingo Nicklas. Mathias Grosse, Bernhard Zeitz
Siemens A.G
SIMATIC Industrial PC – Operating Instructions IPC547D
Category: Promotional Materials, User Support

Ingo Nicklas, Mathias Grosse, Bernhard Zeitz
Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC Industrial PC – Operating Instructions IPC227D
Category: Promotional Materials, User Support

Christian Flierl
Siemens A.G.
Getting Started SIMATIC Safety V11
Category: Instructional Materials

Peter Neumeier, Dr. Eberhard Schmid, Karl-Heinz Busch
Siemens A.G.
PROFINET First Steps – Designing a PROFINET IO System
Category: Promotional Materials

Maik Boche
Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC Mobile Panels Tutorial
Category: Promotional Materials

2012 STC International Summit Award Winners from Our Chapter

We previously posted the winners of our chapter’s 2011-2012 Summit Competition.

Some of those winners went on to earn recognition from the 2012 STC International Summit Awards!

The following entries won Awards of Excellence in last year’s International Summit Awards.

  • Pictures of the Future
  • Remote Tank Level Monitoring System Executive Summary
  • Returning Your HughesNet HN9000 or HN9200 Leased Equipment
  • Securing Tomorrow’s Grid
  • Teknos: The Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology

An entry that wins an award of Excellence consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication
principles.

The following entries won Awards of Merit in this year’s International Summit Awards.

  • COSIG Lessons Learned Series
  • Grand Challenges for Biological and Environmental Research

An entry that wins a Merit award consistently meets high standards in most areas. The entry might contain a small number of major or minor flaws, but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.

See the STC site for the historical list of STC International Summit Award winners.

Local-Level and International-Level Competition Winners Lists

Links to the winners lists

Chapter-Level Competition

STC international summit awards logo

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.

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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.

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