Competition International Winners 2013-2014

Information for Entrants and Judges

2013-2014 International Summit Awards Competition Winners

STC International Competition Best of Show award ribbonSTC International Competition Winner award ribbon

Winners of the Distinguished Technical Communication Award and the Excellence Award in a local or regional chapter competition are allowed to enter the International Summit Awards Competition. Winning entries in the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition are presented at the annual STC Technical Summit. A complete list of all ISA winners is on the STC website.

ISA winners are announced about a month before the STC Technical Summit. Congratulations to the following Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter Distinguished and Excellence winners who won awards at the STC International Competition level!

Winners at the international level are entitled to display the STC International Summit Awards Competition ribbons. Download and use to promote your award!

International Awards & Entry Statistics

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The first column shows the entry statistics, the second column shows the number of awards.

Entry Statistics Award Breakdown
Total elegible entries: 16
Total entries submitted: 9
Distinguished: 2
(includes 1 Best of Show)
Excellence: 2
Merit: 3
International Winning Entries

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The first column shows the entry title, the second column shows the contributors to the entry, and the third column shows the name of their company.

Entry title Contributors Company
Best of Show
Best of Show entries exhibit the ideal for their category. They are not judged against each other; they are judged solely against established standards. For example, how do you compare the best annual report with the best software guide? In STC competitions, the best annual report is compared with the ideal annual report, and the best software guide with the ideal software guide. Thus, the Best of Show judges must determine how close each candidate comes to realizing the ideal for its category. The entry that comes closest to the ideal for its category is the Best of Show.
Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Under Climate Change Jeffrey Chambers, Richard Norby, Biological and Environmental Research Information System, Holly Haun, Kris Christen, Creative Media, Daniel Stover, DOE Ofc of Bio & Environ Rsrch; Rosie Fisher, Natl Cntr for Atmsphric Rsrch; Jefferson Hall, Smithsonian Tropical Rsrch Inst; Steven Wofsy, Harvard; Ofc of Bio and Environ Rsrch, DOE; Rsrch Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Writing Team Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Distinguished Technical Communication
An entry that wins an award of Distinguished Technical Communication is clearly superior in all areas. The entry contains no major flaws and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly the way that it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.
The Pocket Paper Engineer, How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step Carol Barton, Eleni Smitham Popular Kinetics
Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Under Climate Change Jeffrey Chambers, Richard Norby, Biological and Environmental Research Information System, Holly Haun, Kris Christen, Creative Media, Daniel Stover, DOE Ofc of Bio & Environ Rsrch; Rosie Fisher, Natl Cntr for Atmsphric Rsrch; Jefferson Hall, Smithsonian Tropical Rsrch Inst; Steven Wofsy, Harvard; Ofc of Bio and Environ Rsrch, DOE; Rsrch Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Writing Team Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Excellence
An entry that wins an award of Excellence consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.
Logi Analytics Developer Network Website Lee Hausman, Jim Mouser Logi Analytics, Inc.
U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Annual Report 2012-2013 Matt Antes, Julie Chappell, Dylan Waugh, Namrata Rastogi, Robert Marlay, U.S. DOE, Gareth Williams, Valerie Riedel; Alex McLean, U.S. DOE; Lindsay Brumbelow, U.S. DOE; Burt Koske, Idaho National Laboratory Energetics Incorporated
Merit
An entry that wins a Merit award consistently meets high standards in most areas. The entry might contain a small number of major or minor flaws, but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.
Electric Grid Reliability and Resilience: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy and Other Extreme Events Katie Jereza; Gareth Williams; Tommy Finamore; Ladeene Freimuth, GridWise Alliance; Becky Harrison, GridWise Alliance; Lee Coogan, GridWise Alliance; Allan Schurr, GridWise Alliance; Pam Thornton Energetics Incorporated
Opower Online Help for Utility Customer Support Staff Rebecca Glassman Opower
Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial Dylan Waugh, Tracey Crowe, U.S. DOE, Julie Chappell, Valerie Riedel, Matt Antes, Kavita Ravi, U.S. DOE, Christie Ulman, U.S.DOE; Matthew Wittenstein, U.S. DOE; Paul Telleen, U.S. DOE; Graziella Siciliano, U.S. DOE; Graham Pugh, U.S. DOE Energetics Incorporated
Last modified: October 9, 2016