Competition Winners 2013-2014

Information for Entrants and Judges

2013-2014 Summit Competition for Technical Communication Winners

STC WDCB 2013-2014 Competitions Best of Show Ribbon STC WDCB 2013-2014 Competitions Winner Ribbon

Congratulations to all the winners in the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter Summit Competition for Technical Communication!

The winners receive their awards at the Competition Awards Celebration and Networking Night on 27 February 2014.

Winners of our local competitions are entitled to display the appropriate STC WDCB Competition Award Ribbons. Download the ribbons to promote your award.

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 entries: 29
Total award winners: 25
Distinguished: 4
(includes 2 Best of Shows)
Excellence: 12
Merit: 9

Winners of the 2013-2014 Distinguished Technical Communication Award and the 2013-2014 Excellence Award in the local chapter may go on to the International Summit Awards Competition. Winning entries in that competition are displayed at the annual STC Technical Summit in May.

International Winners

A gold star marks the winning entries in the International Competition. These will be added when we get the winners list after the international judging. Seven entries from our chapter won International Summit Awards Competitions this year, including the Best of Show! Congratulations to you all.

We are pleased to present the winners for our local competition.

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—Online
Logi Analytics Developer Network Website gold star Lee Hausman, Jim Mouser Logi Analytics, Inc.
Best of Show—Print
Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Under Climate Change gold star 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.
BER Virtual Laboratory: Innovative Framework for Biological and Environmental Grand Challenges Holly Haun, Susan Hubbard, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, Judy Wyrick, Brett Hopwood, Kris Christen, Marissa Mills; Betty Mansfield; Matthew Russell; Gary Stacey, U. of Missouri; David Thomassen, DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research; Biological and Environmental Research Information System Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Logi Analytics Developer Network Website gold star Lee Hausman, Jim Mouser Logi Analytics, Inc.
Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Under Climate Change gold star 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)
The Pocket Paper Engineer, How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step gold star Carol Barton, Eleni Smitham Popular Kinetics
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.
Electric Grid Reliability and Resilience: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy and Other Extreme Events gold star 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
Public-Private Roundtables at the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial gold star 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
U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Annual Report 2012-2013 gold star 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
NetAXS-123 Video Kit Startup & Installation Guide Set Ugur Akinci Honeywell
JUPITER Gateway and NMS Hardware Installation Guide William J. Hagen Hughes Network Systems, B-112
E4C Analysis of Available Platforms and Methods Infographic Lindsay Pack, Patrick White, Iana Aranda, Engineering for Change, Noha El-Ghobashy, Engineering for Change Nexight Group
TMS Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Implementation Study Report George Spanos, TMS, David Howe, TMS, Ross Brindle, Jared Kosters, Emily Maffett, David Rasel, TMS Nexight Group
DOE Joint Genome Institute Strategic Planning for the Genomic Sciences Kris Christen, Judy Wyrick, Biological and Environmental Research Information System, Richard Michelmore, U of California, Davis, Brett Hopwood, Kimmen Sjolander, U of California, Berkeley, Tom Schmidt, Michigan State U; Daniel Drell, DOE Ofc of Biological and Environmental Research; John Houghton, DOE Ofc of Biological and Environmental Research; Jim Fredrickson, Pacific Northwest Natl Lab; Michael Laub, MIT, Jan Leach, Colorado State U Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Opower Online Help for Utility Customer Support Staff gold star Rebecca Glassman Opower
S7-1500 Automation System Klaus Bonnemann, Ebnet Astrid Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC S7-1500 Getting Started Beate Siebenhaar, Marcus Hoffmann, Christian Flierl Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC S7-1500, ET 200MP, ET200SP – Cycle and response times Klaus Bonnemann, Sabine Schmidt, DocWerk GmbH Siemens A.G.
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.
Institute for Industrial Productivity Strategic Plan Paget Donnelly, Jigar Shah, Institute for Industrial Productivity, Tommy Finamore, Matt Antes, James Quinn, Julia Reinaud Energetics Incorporated
Maximo Asset Management Wiki Charlotte Glenn, Andrew Lucchesi, Pam Denny, Tristan O'Gorman IBM
ASME Advanced Manufacturing Environmental Scan Raj Manchanda, ASME, Allian Pratt, ASME, Lindsay Pack, Ross Brindle, Warren Hunt, Jared Kosters, Reese Meisinger Nexight Group
PROFINET with STEP 7 V12 Klaus Bonnemann, Klaus Kichmann, Jorg Taumer, DocWerkGmbH Siemens A.G.
S7-1500 Structure and Use of the CPU Memory Klaus Bonnemann, Klaus Kichmann, Jorg Taumer, DocWerkGmbH Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC ET 200MP – Distributed I/O System Beate Siebenhaar, Randolf Giesler, DocWerk GmbH Siemens A.G.
SIMATIC S7-1500/ET 200MP – Analog input module AI 8xU/I/RTD/TC ST (6ES7531-7KF00-0AB0) Anita Schartl, Gabi Pronath Siemens A.G.
SETAC Globe John Toll, Nancy Musgrove Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Teknos Kinsey Moser, Tina Ju, Jessica Kim Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
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