Each year, STC’s communities sponsor competitions through which technical communicators have the opportunity to receive recognition for their work. Entries in the community competitions may receive an Excellence, Distinguished, or Merit Award. Each entry is judged against criteria that measure the degree of technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution, whether online or in a printed deliverable.

Competitions are open to technical communication professionals. You do not have to be a member of STC to participate.  Entry fees are set by the community hosting the competition, and are payable directly to the community.  Below is a list of communities hosting competitions, along with contact information for the competition manager.  Other competitions may be added, so please refer to the competitions page on the STC website for the latest information.

Entries are submitted in the following four categories:

  • Informational Materials
  • Instructional Materials
  • Promotional Materials
  • User Support Materials


Competition Name : STC Chicago Technical Communication Competition
Sponsoring chapter: STC Chicago
Competition URL: http://www.stc-chicago.com/competition
Competition opens: Now
Entry Deadline: 27 October
Judge Application Deadline:  1 November
Competition Manager: MK Grueneberg; marykay.stc@gmail.com


Competition Name: Touchstone
Sponsoring chapters: Berkeley, East Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley
Competition URL: http://www.stc-touchstone.org/
Competition Open: Now
Entry Deadline: 7 October
Competition Manager:  Nicki Davis; touchstone@stc-berkeley.org, (510) 333-0875


Competition Name: STC WDCB 2017 Technical Communication Competition
Sponsoring chapter: Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter
Competition URL:  http://competition.stcwdc.org/
Competition Opens:  Now
Entry Deadline:  18 November
Judge Applications Deadline:  30 November
Competition Manager:  Tavia Record  competition_manager@stcwdc.org


Competition Name: WMS-STC Technical Communication Competition 2017-2018
Sponsoring chapter: West Michigan Shores Chapter
Competition page URL: https://sites.google.com/site/wmsstc/competition
Competition Opens: Now
Entry deadline: 3 November
Competition co-managers: Peggy Frizzo peggy.frizzo@dematic.com  and Sandy Balkema sandybalkema@yahoo.com



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