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 2022.  


Pacesetter Award Application for calendar year 2021:

2021 Calendar Year Honorees

Carolina Chapter

In recognition for your efforts to reduce barriers, encourage, and help current or aspiring technical writers gain experience and practice through masterfully crafted workshops about structured authoring, providing a valuable service for the Society and our profession.

Chicago Chapter

For your strategic partnership with College of DuPage, leading to creative and meaningful initiatives in an effort to engage and mentor our future technical communication professionals.

India Chapter

In recognition of your innovative promotional efforts and coordination between industry and the STC. Having a Learning Manager can help the Society better serve its communities and help members of those communities engage with the Society.

Instructional Design & Learning SIG COP

In recognition of your inclusive and proactive efforts promoting and engaging with students to participate and volunteer in SIG activities with mentorship opportunities, learning, and social activities.

Instructional Design & Learning SIG COP

In recognition of your efforts for finding ways to use free or inexpensive conferencing to enable fun events for an extended community.

North Texas Lone Star

For your forward-thinking efforts drawing in new professionals, critical to the future of the Society and the profession, your valuable recruitment appeals encourages students to consider mentorship opportunities and careers in technical communication.

South Central Texas Chapter

For your effort to reach new chapter members where they are, using a new chat system to facilitate instant access to chapter activities and bring together conversations with the community.

Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter

In recognition of your effort to encourage informal mentoring to help community members have a trusted mentoring resource throughout the stages of their career.

Pacesetter winner