Technical Communication Competitions

Competitions provide an opportunity for technical communicators to receive recognition for their work. Volunteer judges with professional expertise in technical communication judge each entry against criteria that measure the degree of technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution whether online or in printed deliverable. Both members and nonmembers may enter their work in an STC technical communication competition. While STC suspended its international competition in 2017, several chapters continue managing competitions locally.


STC Alliance Competition

Hosted by Atlanta, New England, New York, Rochester, South-Central Texas, and Washington DC-Baltimore Chapters

Website: STC Alliance Competition Home

Deadline for entries: 12 September 2022

Competition Manager: Carolyn Kelley Klinger

2021 STC Alliance Competition Award Winners

STC Carolina Technical Communication Competition


Early Bird Deadline for $20 discount on entry fees: 30 September 2022

Deadline for all entries: 29 October 2022

Competition Manager: Amy Spears

STC Chicago Technical Communication Competition 


Deadline for Entries: 15 October 2022

Competition Manager: MaryKay Grueneberg and Nancy Shanahan

STC Chicago 2021 Competition Winners

STC San Francisco Bay Technical Communication Competition (Touchstone)

Website: Welcome to Touchstone! (

Deadline for Entries: Late September 2022

Competition Manager: Richard Mateosian