STC’s Community Pacesetter Award recognizes the successful implementation of innovative community operations. STC offers the Pacesetter Award because the Society values the improvement of community operation, especially when communities can share improvements and innovation. Winning applications are shared on the Leadership website accessible to STC community leaders.
Unlike STC’s Community Achievement Award (CAA), which recognizes communities for consistent strength in many varied activities, the Pacesetter Award recognizes the successful implementation of a single innovation. A Community may apply for both the Pacesetter and the Community Achievement Award for the same calendar year.
Innovative Activity Examples:
- Collecting, formalizing, and sharing the knowledge and wisdom of members in an encyclopedic resource of best practices for all technical communication professionals.
- Reaching out to STC members with special needs and disabilities; supporting those members by developing an excellent Accessibility Guide for the annual conference; setting an example for all STC communities by creating a highly accessible SIG Website; and contributing to the accessibility of the Society Website.
- Delivering excellent education about our craft to high-school students through a Literacy Outreach program.
The innovative activity reported on the application should have been implemented within the January–December 2023 calendar year. Activities can be ongoing, but must have been implemented in 2023 to be eligible for the award.
The 2024 award is for activities and work completed between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.
The Community Pacesetter Award Applications must be received 29 February 2024 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (GMT-0500).