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.


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

2021 Calendar Year Applications are due: 31 January 2022. 


Community Achievement Award Guidelines for Calendar Year 2021:


Community Achievement Award Application for Calendar Year 2021:

Completed applications and supporting material should be sent to:

2021 Awards for the 2020 Calendar Year

Community of the Year

Rochester Chapter

Citation: For continuing to inspire STC members with your leadership and events, and for the innovative ways your community improved accessibility and provided virtual opportunities for members to stay engaged during an unprecedented year.

Community of the Year

Most Improved Community

Instruction Design and Learning SIG

Citation:  For your extraordinary level of engagement and outreach within the STC community, and for continuing to provide impressive programs and value to your members.

Most Improved

Platinum Community Award


For strong virtual events in the face of challenges meeting in-person, and a strong social presence promoting local events, other chapter events, and STC-level events.


For your exceptional programs and volunteer recognition, impressive outreach to students, and productive alliances with Chicago businesses and professional organizations.


For your extensive educational offerings including your annual STC India conference, and for your partnership with ASTEP to help mentor technical communication professionals.


For providing exceptional educational opportunities and resources that drive the entire technical communication profession, including best-in-class standard deliverables for conference planning and accessible resources.

Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

For your dedication and versatility to meaningful programming and your strong collaboration with other professional organizations.


Gold Community Award

Michigan Great Lakes Chapter

For your use of multiple, social media platforms and a robust community newsletter.

Philadelphia Metro Chapter

For your dedication to nurturing the professional growth of technical communication professionals, especially through your “Getting Started in Tech Comm” webinar panel, and for your robust social media presence in maintaining communication channels.


Silver Community Award

North Texas Lone Star Chapter

For your dedication to maintaining quality events and workshops in a challenging year, recognizing the hard work of leadership steering your chapter, and for financially supporting student members.

San Diego

For your variety of meeting topics and use of your website and social media to recognize members and publicize your chapter.

South Central Texas Chapter

For your compassionate concern for members during the holiday season, outstanding efforts to reach new and incoming technical communication professionals, and your impressive educational and networking offerings.


Bronze Community Award

Instructional Design & Learning SIG COP

For your impressive educational programming for your SIG and at the STC Summit, creative inclusion of students through your competition, and effective communication via your social media outlets and newsletter.

Policies and Procedures SIG COP

For your educational and social outreach, including at the P&P Virtual Open House and Virtual Social Event, impressive membership growth, and creative budget repurposing to send members to the STC Summit.

Technical Editing SIG COP

For your collaboration with other communities to strengthen programming and your effective solicitation of student and New Tech Comm Professional contributions to Corrigo.

Texas Tech University Student Chapter

For your commitment to growing the STC student chapter at TTU and your consistent efforts in driving awareness to their technical communication profession.