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International Summit Awards

Each year, the Society for Technical Communication sponsors international competitions through which technical communicators have the opportunity to receive recognition for their work. STC chapters hold preliminary competitions from which Excellence and Distinguished Award winners advance to the international level. Each entry is judged against criteria that measure the degree of technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution whether online or in printed deliverable. This year, there were 59 entries with 32 winners, or 54% receiving awards. Thanks to ISA Competition General Manager John Hedtke, ISA Competition Judging Manager Karen Rempel, and STC Office Competition Liaison Elaine Gilliam.

Competitions are open to technical communication professionals. You do not have to be a member of STC to participate. This year’s winners are listed below:

Best of Show
Material Hoist Instructional Video

Entered by Brett Millar, Rebecca Firestone, and Benjamin Materna

Citation: This flawless video sets a new standard for communicating product knowledge, best practices, and safety. The pacing is superb, there’s a Spanish subtitle track, and the video was shot in a single day. The video anticipates everything the watcher could want, from setting up and breaking down, effective safety procedures, and even how to load the hoist into the truck correctly.

Distinguished
Argonne Winter Footwear Safety Video

Entered by Diana Anderson, Jim Corsolini, and Dan Harris

Hypertherm HyPrecision 15/30/50 Waterjet Pump Operator Manual

Entered by K. Catten Ely

Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest

Entered by Erin Richardson, Kelly Livieratos, Diane Dorsey, Ken Moscati, and Shannon Nelson

Virginia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Magazine

Entered by Eileen Baumann, Sara Gundersen, Kara Baumann, David Franusich, and Andrew Beaver

Award of Excellence
2014 Annual Report (Johns Hopkins APL)

Entered by Peggy Moore and Magda Saina

Legal Issues in Global Contexts: Perspectives on Technical Communication in an International Age

Entered by Kirk St.Amant, Martine Courant Rife, TyAnna Herrington, Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier, and David C. Young

Seven Years of Atidim & Ofakim Research Awards at Rambam Health Care Campus

Entered by Deborah E.-S. Hemstreet and M. Greenzweig

Stadium and Arena Design

Entered by John Pascoe, Peter Culley, Gavin Jamieson, Jo Squires, and Rebecca Taylor

SAS® Mobile BI: Accessibility Features for Users with Low Vision

Entered by Karen Mobley, Jesse Olley, Ed Summers, and Brad Kellam

Eaton ePDU G3 Documentation Suite

Entered by Toni Jones, Laura Caldwell, and J.B. Vialle

Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle WebCenter Content

Entered by Bonnie Vaughan and Lingaraj Nayak

HP ProBook 430 G3 Notebook PC – Maintenance and Service Guide

Entered by Sheri Ahlhardt, David Vasek, and Ken Rood

KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment Print to Digital Initiative

Entered by Jane Lockhart, Kristin Toney, Terry Steven

Xprecia Stride User Guide

Entered by Michael Mai, Amelia D’Attilio, and Laura Tafuri

Award of Merit
2014 ALCF Annual Report

Entered by Renee Carlson and ALCF Communications Team

Adaptive Code via C#

Entered by Gary McLean Hall and Devon Musgrave

Exhaled Electronic Cigarette Emissions: What’s Your Secondhand Exposure?

Entered by Joanne Studders, Alisa Clifford, and Sonja Douglas

Lignocellulosic Biomass for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Entered by Kris Christen, Judy Wyrick, Holly Haun, Betty Mansfield, and Marissa Mills

The Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory

Entered by Joseph Harmon, Michele Nelson, and Kathleen Carrado Gregar

Welcome to Argonne

Entered by Katherine Obmascik and Sana Sandler, Radiation Protection Program

Panther System Training Manual

Entered by Steve Janoff, Ray Pilla, Cynthia Kratz, Hologic Diagnostic Solutions Technical Writing, and Hologic Diagnostic Solutions Technical Training

TracVision TV-series Technical Training — E-learning Course

Entered by Mike Nelson

Multimedia Communication Services: Presentation to RTI’s Executive Leadership Team

Entered by Benjamin Gil, Tayo Jolaoso, and Shari Lambert

SAS® Mobile BI 7.31 for iOS: Quick Tour of VoiceOver Support

Entered by Ed Summers, Jesse Olley, and Karen Mobley

CA Data Content Discovery for z/OS 1.0 Wiki

Entered by Kris Horgen and Jaysa Tammaro

CA Performance Management 2.6.0 Wiki

Entered by Anatoly Klebanov and Chazz Kellner

GE Power & Water: Waukesha Gas Engine Technical Publications website

Entered by Robert VanKammen and Joseph Terzeiva

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Burrito Maker Use and Care Guide

Entered by Earl Peters, Jennifer Mitchell, and Chad Cole

Mobile Common Reference Data

Entered by Jennifer Hess

Nuix Developer Portal

Entered by Consuelo Del Palacio, Dana Feeney, Maria Verlengia, Martin Dyas, and Keerthi Padmanabhan

PROC TABULATE by Example, Second Edition

Entered by Brenna Leath, Lauren Lake, Julie McKnight, Kathy Restivo, and Denise Jones

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