Competition International Winners 2014-2015

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2014-2015 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 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.
Carlo Gavazzi EM111 Installation and use instructions Vilma Zamboli, Irene Mazzi, Cristian Gallina, Mauro De Toffol, Roberto Bresciani Writec
Desenzano del Garda (BS), Italy
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.
American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic Bonnie S. Driggers; Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE); Karen Ringstrand; Countess Clarissa Bonde, BAEE Board Member; Nancy Christmus, Nativescapes Horticultural Consulting; Dr. Marc Epstein, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture; Cynthia Lockley; Lydia Inglett, Ltd Book Publishing; Jean Morra; Dr Douglas Tallamy, Prof. of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, U of Delaware; Keith Tomlinson, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens; Kyle Wallick, Botanist at the USBG Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE)
McLean VA
Research for Sustainable Energy: Linking Genomic and Ecosystem Sciences; Workshop Report Kris Christen, Judy Wyrick, Biological and Environmental Research Information System at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Holly Haun, Marissa Mills, Betty Mansfield, Sheryl Martin; Brett Hopwood; U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
The Future of Unmanned Vehicle Systems in Virginia Kara Baumann, Eileen Baumann, David Franusich Uncork-it, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
Carlo Gavazzi EM111 Installation and use instructions Vilma Zamboli, Irene Mazzi, Cristian Gallina, Mauro De Toffol, Roberto Bresciani Writec
Desenzano del Garda (BS), Italy
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.
Category Management: Shopper Mind and Behavior Adam Crutchfield, Tammy Montero, Kathy Sawyer, Celeste Murray, Alison Burwinkel Bright Line Learning
Marietta, GA
Plastics and Polymer Composites Technology Roadmap for Automotive Markets Ross Brindle; Lindsay Pack; Gina Oliver, American Chemistry Council; Sarah Lichtner; Barb Robertson, American Chemistry Council Nexight Group
Silver Spring, MD
U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Centers Holly Haun, Judy Wyrick, Biological and Environmental Research Information System at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
ECE Focus on Research 2014 Eileen Baumann, Kara Baumann, Laura Purcell, Sara Gundersen, David Franusich Uncork-it, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
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.
Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) website Cynthia A Lockley; Bonnie S. Driggers; Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE)
McLean, VA
CA VM: Backup for z/VM HiDRO Component – 2.8 Jeffrey Rubinoff; Steven "J.R." Imler, Senior Software Engineer CA Technologies
Prague, Czech Republic & Herndon, VA
U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center: Recent Achievements Namrata Patodia Rastogi, Energetics; Julie Chappell, Energetics; Matt Antes, Energetics; Paget Donnelly, Energetics; Valerie Riedel, Energetics; Tommy Finamore, Energetics; Victoria Brun, Energetics; Robert Marlay, US DOE; Alexander McLean, US DOE Energetics Incorporated
Columbia, MD
Beyond the Classroom: Tips and Tools for the Successful Westat Data Collector John Kalter, Gary Mosteller, Barbara Dingwall Westat
Rockville, MD
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