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Notice: The STC Board of Directors voted in May 2017 to suspend the International Summit Awards (ISAs) competition indefinitely. The regional competitions will continue as they are currently being managed locally.

The principal reasoning for the Board’s decision is that the ISA competition has not generated the necessary interest or revenue to warrant continuing the program in its current format. During its suspension, STC will evaluate whether there is enough interest to merit re-opening the society-level competition.

STC offers competitions to evaluate professional technical communication.

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 hold preliminary competitions from which Excellence and Distinguished Award winners advance 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 THAT HOSTED COMPETITIONS IN 2016: Competitions closed 31 October

Carolina Chapter:
Contact:  Betsy Kent

Chicago Chapter:
Contact: MK Grueneberg

New York-Philadelphia-Atlanta-Rochester Regional Competition:
Contact: Malu Schloss

Touchstone (multiple California chapters):
Contact: Richard Mateosian NOTE: This competition closed on 8 October.

Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter:
Contact: Richard Bogacz

West Michigan Shores Chapter:
Contacts: Peggy Frizzo  and Sandy Balkema .

For information about specific competitions, please contact the competition manager.

For information about the society-level International Summit Awards, contact:

Elaine Gilliam, STC Meeting Manager


Award Winners

Historical List of Past Winners

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

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