Community Achievement Awards

The Community Achievement Award recognizes a SIG, professional or student chapter's outstanding accomplishments in achieving the Society's goals through a wide range of programs and activities. The Community Achievement Awards are presented at STC Summit the year after the award was earned. The award reflects the year the award is presented, e.g. the 2019 award is for work completed in 2018.

Community Executive Council will be notified of approval: After vote by STC Board of Directors, usually in March.

Awards Presented: At the CAC Virtual Leadership Program. Community of the Year and Most Improved Community awards are presented at the STC Honors Event at the STC Summit.


Nomination Process

Consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.

Eligibility

Any STC Professional Chapter, Special Interest Group (SIG), or Student Chapter is eligible to apply for a Community Achievement Award.

2023 Calendar Year Applications are due: 29 February 2024. 

The guidelines and application will be published in the fall of 2024.

Community Achievement Award Honorees

Community of the Year

Chicago Chapter

For excellence in every area of service to your community and to the profession of technical communication. Your dedicated leaders create an outpouring of opportunities to engage, educate, and nurture current and future STC members.

Community of the Year

Most Improved Community

North Texas Lone Star Chapter

For continuing to make consistent gains in programming, leadership, promotion, and innovation, with a strong showing in all areas of community excellence.

Ohio Chapter

For building on your community’s strength over the last two years by making great gains in outreach and leadership, while maintaining your strengths in programming and membership support.

Most Improved

Platinum Community Award

Carolina Chapter

For promoting the technical communication profession through a robust mentoring program.

Chicago Chapter

For consistently promoting STC and the technical communication profession through growth opportunities for students, members, and volunteers.

IDL SIG

For consistently developing the IDL SIG to serve both your community’s members and the Society, and for providing a variety of virtual sessions to share ideas and knowledge.

Michigan Great Lakes Chapter

For providing your members rich opportunities to shape technical communication, both within and beyond Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

North Texas Lone Star Chapter

For fostering social connection and member achievement through member gatherings, member recognition, and interacting with the local community.

Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

For promoting quality workshops, publishing newsletters regularly throughout the year, and collaborating with other STC communities.

Platinum

Gold Community Award

Ohio Chapter

For creating a stronger technical communication community through collaboration and a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion ( DEI).

Gold

Silver Community Award

None awarded.

Silver

Bronze Community Award

Rochester Chapter

For supporting the development of technical communication through extensive educational programming.

South Central Texas Chapter

For strong leadership, programs and promotions that support the technical communication profession year after year.

Technical Editing SIG

For a busy and productive year of value-adding programs such as the EdEx 22 virtual mini- conference and other programs, along with the trusted and popular Corrigo newsletter, which provides both SIG members and the technical communication community with informative, educational, and engaging content.

Bronze

2023 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Announced at Summit!

Most Improved Community

  • Announced at Summit!

Platinum Community Award

  • Carolina Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • IDL SIG
  • Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
  • North Texas Lone Star Chapter
  • Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

Gold Community Award

  • Ohio Chapter

Silver Community Award

  • None awarded

Bronze Community Award

  • Rochester Chapter
  • South Central Texas Chapter
  • Technical Editing SIG

2022 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Carolina Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Instructional Design and Learning SIG

Platinum Community Award

  • Carolina Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • Instructional Design and Learning SIG
  • Rochester Chapter
  • South Central Texas Chapter
  • Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

Gold Community Award

  • Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
  • North Texas Lone Star Chapter

Silver Community Award

  • Ohio Chapter
  • Technical Editing SIG

Bronze Community Award

  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

2021 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Rochester Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Instructional Design and Learning SIG

Platinum Community Award

  • Carolina Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • India Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

Gold Community Award

  • Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter

Silver Community Award

  • North Texas Lone Star Chapter
  • San Diego Chapter
  • South Central Texas Chapter

Bronze Community Award

  • Instructional Design & Learning SIG COP
  • Policies and Procedures SIG COP
  • Technical Editing SIG COP
  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

2020 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Rochester Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • North Texas Lone Star Chapter

Platinum Community Award

  • Carolina Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • Florida Chapter
  • India Chapter
  • North Texas Lone Star Chapter
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • San Diego Chapter
  • Southeastern Michigan Chapter
  • Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

Gold Community Award

  • Technical Editing SIG
  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

Silver Community Award

  • Arizona Chapter

Bronze Community Award

  • Policies and Procedures SIG

2019 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Rochester Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Central New York Chapter

Platinum Community Award

  • Chicago Chapter
  • Florida Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • San Diego Chapter
  • Southeastern Michigan Chapter
  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

Gold Community Award

  • Arizona Chapter
  • Carolina Chapter
  • Central New York Chapter

Silver Community Award

  • Houston Chapter
  • New England Chapter
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Puget Sound Chapter
  • Technical Editing SIG

Bronze Community Award

  • India Chapter
  • Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter

2018 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

Platinum Community Award

  • Chicago Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • San Diego Chapter
  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter
  • Instructional Design and Learning SIG

Gold Community Award

  • Canada West Coast Chapter
  • Carolina Chapter
  • India Chapter
  • Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter

Silver Community Award

  • Northeast Ohio Chapter

2017 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Chicago Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • San Diego Chapter

Platinum Community Award

  • Carolina Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • Instructional Design and Learning SIG
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • San Diego Chapter

Gold Community Award

  • India Chapter
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter

Silver Community Award

  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Southeastern Michigan Chapter

Bronze Community Award

  • East Bay Chapter
  • Technical Editing SIG
  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

2016 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Rochester Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Not Awarded

Platinum Community Award

  • Carolina Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter

Gold Community Award

  • Instructional Design & Learning SIG
  • Technical Editing SIG

Silver Community Award

  • Houston Chapter
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

Bronze Community Award

  • San Diego Chapter
  • Southeastern Michigan Chapter

2015 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Carolina Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Phoenix Chapter

Communities of Distinction

  • Carolina Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • Houston Chapter
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Orlando Central Florida Chapter
  • Phoenix Chapter
  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

Communities of Excellence

  • Academic SIG
  • East Bay Chapter
  • Instructional Design & Learning SIG
  • New England Chapter
  • New York Metro Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • Washington DC–Baltimore
  • Willamette Valley Chapter

Communities of Merit

  • San Diego Chapter

2014 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Orlando–Central Florida Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • New York Metro Chapter

Communities of Distinction

  • Chicago Chapter
  • Houston Chapter
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Orlando Central Florida Chapter
  • Texas Tech University Student Chapter

Communities of Excellence

  • Academic SIG
  • Carolina Chapter
  • East Bay Chapter
  • Instructional Design & Learning SIG
  • New England Chapter
  • New York Metro Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Phoenix Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • Technical Editing SIG
  • Washington DC–Baltimore Chapter
  • Willamette Valley Chapter

Communities of Merit

  • India Chapter

2013 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Rochester Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Houston Chapter

Communities of Distinction

  • Houston Chapter
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Orlando-Central Florida Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter

Communities of Excellence

  • Academic SIG
  • Canada West Coast Chapter
  • Carolina Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • Instructional Design & Learning SIG
  • New York Metro Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Puget Sound Chapter
  • Technical Editing SIG
  • Willamette Valley Chapter

2012 Awardees

Community of the Year

  • Orlando Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Orlando Chapter
  • Toronto Chapter

Communities of Distinction

  • Chicago
  • Orlando
  • Toronto
  • Washington, DC–Metro Baltimore

Communities of Excellence

  • Academic SIG
  • Carolina Chapter
  • Houston Chapter
  • India Chapter
  • Instructional Design & Learning SIG
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • Technical Editing SIG
  • Willamette Valley Chapter

2011 Honorees

Community of the Year

  • Chicago Chapter

Most Improved Community

  • Rocky Mountain Chapter

Communities of Distinction

  • Atlanta Chapter
  • Chicago Chapter
  • Instructional Design & Learning SIG
  • Technical Editing SIG

Communities of Excellence

  • Houston Chapter
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Orlando Chapter
  • Philadelphia Metro Chapter
  • Rochester Chapter
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Toronto Chapter

Communities of Merit

  • India Chapter
  • Southeast Michigan Chapter