International Summit Awards
Notice: The STC Board of Directors voted in May 2017 to suspend the International Summit Awards (ISAs) competition indefinitely. The ISA competition has not generated the necessary interest to warrant continuing the program in its current format. STC will evaluate whether there is enough interest to merit re-opening the society-level competition.The regional competitions will continue as they are currently being managed locally.
Through 2017, the Society for Technical Communication sponsored international competitions through which technical communicators had the opportunity to receive recognition for their work. STC chapters held preliminary competitions from which Excellence and Distinguished Award winners advanced to the international level. Each entry was judged against criteria that measure the degree of technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution whether online or in printed deliverable.
COMMUNITIES HOSTING COMPETITIONS IN 2019
STC Chicago 2020 Technical Communication Competition
Deadline for Entries: 27 September 2019
Competition Manager: Cheri Gerlach
Touchstone, the Northern California Technical Communication Competition, sponsored by STC’s Berkeley, East Bay, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley Chapters.
Deadline for entries: 5 October 2019
Competition Manager: Richard Mateosian
STC Carolina 2019-20 Technical Communication Competition
Early Bird Deadline for $20 discount on entry fees: 28 September 2019
Deadline for all entries: 26 October 2019
Competition Manager: Christina Mayr
STC Regional TechComm Competition hosted by Atlanta, New England, New York, Philadelphia, Rochester, South-Central Texas, and Washington DC-Baltimore Chapters
Deadline for entries: 6 December 2019
Deadline to apply to be a judge: 2 December 2019
Competition Manager: Malu Schloss
For information about specific competitions, please contact the competition manager.
Award Winner Emblems
Winners of the STC International Summit Awards and chapter/regional-level awards of STC-sponsored competitions may freely duplicate the STC award emblems in resumes and company publications and on websites or copies of the winning publication.
For chapter/regional-level awards, winners may add the name of the chapter/region or competition as shown in the popup example.
We suggest including a tag line (or similar text) with the emblem, based on the following example:
[Award Type] Winner of STC’s International Summit Awards Competition, 2013
For EPS format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the image file.
High Resolution Images (TIF format)
- Best of Show (international)
- Best of Show (chapter/regional)
- Winner (international)
- Winner (chapter/regional)