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.

2022 Calendar Year Applications are due: 31 January 2023. 

Guidelines

Community Achievement Award Guidelines for Calendar Year 2021:

Application

Community Achievement Award Application for Calendar Year 2022:

Completed applications and supporting material should be sent to: caa@stc.org

Community Achievement Award Honorees

Community of the Year

Carolina Chapter

In recognition of the high level of value provided for members, exemplified in dedication, profession, and support; a shining beacon of light for future technical communicators.

Community of the Year

Most Improved Community

Instruction Design and Learning SIG COP

For your improved efforts over the past year, providing strong value for members through various opportunities to advance their careers in technical communication.

Most Improved

Platinum Community Award

Carolina Chapter

In recognition of the robust gathering of value you bring to members, the Society, your community, academia and the profession as a whole, ensuring that the future of technical communication is bright.

Chicago Chapter

For the Chapter’s concerted and varied efforts to connect with members, and to draw others into the community and the field of Technical Communication.

Instructional Design and Learning SIG COP

In recognition of your robust programs and strong outreach, with an extensive social media presence that connects the Society and its members.

Rochester Chapter

In recognition of Rochester's broad offerings for the community, including educational programs and social gatherings.

South Central Texas Chapter

For your outstanding support of Chapter members with valuable programming, collaboration, and education incentives to continue with the mission of the Society.

Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

In recognition of your efforts to promote STC membership, encourage current and future volunteer opportunities for leadership, and your collaboration with other communities.

Platinum

Gold Community Award

Michigan Great Lakes Chapter

For nurturing the future of technical communication by your strong support for leadership, collaboration within your community, mentoring opportunities and member recognition.

North Texas Lone Star Chapter

In recognition of your extensive Outreach initiatives over the past year, including student mentorship, encouragement and support of volunteerism, and educational opportunities.

Gold

Silver Community Award

Ohio Chapter

For finding creative ways to engage with members virtually, expanding your members understanding of inclusive terminology, and clearly explaining volunteer opportunities within the chapter.

Technical Editing SIG COP

For your educational programs, your outreach to the profession and collaboration with other STC communities.

Silver

Bronze Community Award

Texas Tech University Student Chapter

For motivating the next generation of technical communicators while engaging with the current community by providing educational opportunities, representing your chapter at technical conferences, and finding innovative ways to adapt and evolve.

Bronze

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