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. The following STC communities are hosting competitions in 2020.


STC Chicago 2021 Technical Communication Competition 


Deadline for Entries: 10 October 2020

Competition Manager: Rita Hovorka and MaryKay Grueneberg


The Northern California Technical Communication Competition, sponsored by STC’s Berkeley, East Bay, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley Chapters.


Deadline for entries: Not being held in 2020

Competition Manager: Richard Mateosian

2018-2019 STC Touchstone Regional Competition Awardees

STC Carolina 2020-21 Technical Communication Competition


Early Bird Deadline for $20 discount on entry fees: 30 September 2020

Deadline for all entries: 30 October 2020

Competition Manager: Christina Mayr

STC Alliance Competition

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


Deadline for entries: 15 January 2021

Deadline to apply to be a judge: 8 December 2019

Competition Manager: Malu Schloss and Carolyn Klinger

2020 STC Alliance Competition Award Winners