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 Leadership Program at the STC Technical Communication 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 Pacesetter Award.

Applications are due: 31 January 2021.  


Pacesetter Award Application for calendar year 2020:

 2019 Calendar Year Honorees


For working with a software vendor to provide the STC Carolinas community members with a valuable service to further a business concept or to enhance their job skills.


For good community outreach, great use of student involvement, for capturing their rich history, and for building a model for other STC communities.


For devising an innovative and unique method in helping “all” communities be successful in completing and submitting the annual Community Achievement Award in a timely manner.

Southeastern Michigan

For strategically developing a cross-organization roadmap that can be sustained for this community and shared with others.

Pacesetter winner