Competition International Winners 2016-2017

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2016-2017 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.

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.
No awards for entries from our chapter competition 
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.
No awards for entries from our chapter competition 
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.
Above Ground Model 424x/424xLC3 Automotive Dynamometer Installation Guide Spencer Kreikemeier; Suzanne Ammirati Dynojet Research, Inc.
KBase Quick Start Guide Holly Haun; Stacey McCray; KBase User Engagement Team, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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.
Making a House an Accessible Home: The Role of PTs Donald E. Tepper American Physical Therapy Association
Energy Frontier Research Centers: Science for Our Nation's Energy Future Natalia Melcer; U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences; Marissa Mills; Stacey McCray; Brett Hopwood; Biological and Environmental Research Information System Oak Ridge National Laboratory
C3E Awards "Celebrating Five Years of Progress" Paget Donnelly; Candis Larson, Mele Associates; Melissa Eichner; Victoria Brun; Jennyfer Herzfeld; Lauren Giles; Raisa Ledesma, Department of Energy; Julie Chappell; Alice Chao, Department of Energy Energetics Incorporated
Mission-Innovation.net Chanbory Buth, Akimeka; Matt Antes; Anna Mosby Energetics Incorporated
Last modified: August 8, 2017
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