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.

The Community Pacesetter 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 2021 award is for work completed in 2020.

Honorees notified: After vote by STC Board of Directors, usually March

Award Presented: At the virtual STC CAC Leadership Program

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 Pacesetter Award.

Applications were due: 31 January 2021.  


Pacesetter Award Application for calendar year 2020:

 2020 Calendar Year Honorees

Carolina Chapter

For migrating and consolidating chapter tools under Google for Non Profits, allowing you to simplify leadership transition and enhance chapter organization, communication, and collaboration.

Chicago Chapter

For your thoughtful way of honoring your volunteers by producing personal presentation videos for each honoree, thus creating special memory keepsakes of their achievements.

India Chapter

For enhancing the virtual conference experience by using Question Pro to engage and interact with conference attendees virtually.

Philadelphia Metro Chapter

For innovative actions to reorganize your community's leadership structure, dedication to providing member value and STC community sustainability, and for exploring alternative leadership models for the future.

Rochester Chapter

For your innovative use of Zoom to move your regional STC conference from in-person to virtual, including breakout sessions and social events, increasing the value of your Zoom subscription beyond monthly meetings.

San Diego and Silicon Valley Chapters

For leveraging virtual tools and rethinking the traditional models of educational programming to increase member engagement and collaboration among communities while streamlining volunteer effort.

Technical Editing SIG COP

For your inclusive vision in using the Corrigo publication to ensure that those who are new to the STC, the TE SIG, or to the technical editing field have the opportunity to share their voices and perspectives.

Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

For successfully developing and executing The MasterClass in TechComm Speakers Series, forging productive partnerships with other organizations, and increasing the value of STC membership with exceptional, relevant programs.

Pacesetter winner