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 may 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.
NEW THIS YEAR: All entries awarded Distinguished will automatically be entered in the International Summit Awards (Society-level) competition. The community hosting the competition will also pay the entry fee for the ISA. In addition, all community competitions will close on 28 October 2016.
For the list of communities hosting competitions and more information about the competitions program please refer to this page: https://www.stc.org/membership/recognition/competitions .
The Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter competition opened 8 August. Here’s the link to their website: http://competition.stcwdc.org/