Intercom Awards

Intercom, the Society’s magazine, publishes articles about the issues and topics that are driving the conversation in the world of technical communication. It provides practical examples and applications of technical communication that will promote readers’ professional development. Each month, Intercom highlights the thought leaders and practitioners who are shaping the future of the profession and delivering exceptional value to companies, nonprofits, and government organizations around the world.

The Intercom Outstanding Article and the Intercom Distinguished Special Issue awards were established by the Board of Directors in 2013 to recognize authors of superior articles and guest editors of superior issues of the Society’s magazine.

The Intercom Outstanding Article award recognizes the author(s) of an outstanding article that appeared in Intercom during a calendar year. The Intercom Distinguished Special Issue award recognizes the guest editor of an exceptional issue of Intercom magazine during a calendar year.

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

Award Presented: At the Honors Event at the STC Technical Communication Summit

Nomination Process

Consult the guidelines for the complete nomination process.


Who is eligible: Intercom authors and guest editors

Who may nominate: Intercom Award committee

Due date for nominations: February 2021

2022 Awards

Outstanding Magazine Article

Awardee: Bridget Khursheed for her article “Cybersecurity and Documentation: Security Considerations for Author” in the July/August 2021 issue of Intercom.

Citation: For a well-written, practical, in-depth discussion of how to prevent cybersecurity concerns in content development, even when that content is not directly for the cybersecurity industry.

Outstanding Guest-Edited Issue

Awardees: Jackie Damrau and Ben Woelk for the July/August 2021 issue of Intercom with a theme of “Cybersecurity.”

Citation: For a well-rounded overview of the cybersecurity industry that engages and educates technical communicators in the relevance to their work, while also providing practical ideas for career planning in the field.