Community Pacesetter Award

STC’s Community Pacesetter Award recognizes innovative and successful community initiatives.

Unlike STC’s other Community Achievement awards, which recognize communities for consistent strength in many varied activities, the Pacesetter Award recognizes the successful implementation of a single beneficial innovation that may be implemented by other STC communities.

All Communities may apply for Pacesetter Award, even those that have already applied for the Community Achievement Award. Please see the Pacesetter Award Guidelines for details and examples.

Winners will be announced at the STC Summit.

Applications are due: 25 February 2019.  The application is available online here.



Pacesetter Award Guidelines

Pacesetter Award Application

 2017 Calendar Year Honorees

  • Chicago: For your dedication to student outreach by bringing together a panel of technical communicators to speak and conduct interviews at local high schools.
  • Northeast Ohio: For your dedication in preserving the history of your chapter by archiving several years of old newsletters in a searchable format.
  • Philadelphia Metro: For significantly boosting community sponsorship revenue by developing a tiered sponsorship system.
  • Rochester: For your continued embracement of new technologies, such as Slack and SCHED, to help STC communities share programming with each other, and to assist communities in planning and managing activities more efficiently.
  • San Diego: For your innovative use of Facebook Live for broadcasting chapter meetings and Society events, thus enabling potential members to engage with STC.
  • Southeast Michigan: For your resourceful collaboration with local technical communication educators in presenting programs that supplement academic curricula and provide value to STC members.
  • Texas Tech University (Student Chapter): For organizing a successful social networking event that brought together most of the student chapter, including those members that normally participate only virtually.
  • Washington D.C.-Baltimore: For organizing the Summit Dine Around, which brought small groups of conference attendees together in a casual setting to enjoy local cuisine and network with other Summit attendees.

See the list of previous Pacesetter honorees here.

Pacesetter winner