Competition Winners 2014-2015

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2014-2015 Summit Competition for Technical Communication Winners

STC WDCB 2014-2015 Competitions Best of Show BadgeSTC WDCB 2014-2015 Competitions Winner Badge

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 60th Anniversary Kickoff on 5 March 2015.

Winners of our chapter competition are entitled to display the appropriate competition award badge to promote their award. Download the badges.

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: 27
Total award winners: 26
Distinguished: 7
(includes 1 Best of Show)
Excellence: 8
Merit: 11

Winners of the 2014-2015 Distinguished Technical Communication Award and the 2014-2015 Excellence Award in the local chapter may go on to the International Summit Awards Competition. Distinguished winning entries in that competition are displayed at the annual STC Technical Communication Summit in June.

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International Winners

A gold star marks the entries that won awards in the International Competition.

One of our winners in the chapter's competition won a Best of Show in the International Summit Awards Competition. Congratulations to all our winners!

List of Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter Winners

We are pleased to present the winners for our chapter 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
Category Management: Shopper Mind and Behavior gold star Adam Crutchfield, Tammy Montero, Kathy Sawyer, Celeste Murray, Alison Burwinkel Bright Line Learning
Marietta, GA
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 gold star 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
Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) website gold star Cynthia A Lockley; Bonnie S. Driggers; Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE)
McLean, VA
Category Management: Shopper Mind and Behavior gold star Adam Crutchfield, Tammy Montero, Kathy Sawyer, Celeste Murray, Alison Burwinkel Bright Line Learning
Marietta, GA
CA VM: Backup for z/VM HiDRO Component – 2.8 gold star Jeffrey Rubinoff; Steven "J.R." Imler, Senior Software Engineer CA Technologies
Prague, Czech Republic & Herndon, VA
Plastics and Polymer Composites Technology Roadmap for Automotive Markets gold star Ross Brindle; Lindsay Pack; Gina Oliver, American Chemistry Council; Sarah Lichtner; Barb Robertson, American Chemistry Council Nexight Group
Silver Spring, MD
SIMATIC ET 200AL – Distributed I/O system Beate Siebenhaar, Siemens AG; Sabine Schmidt, DocWerk GmbH; Gunter Forster, Siemens AG Siemens AG
Amberg, Germany
Beyond the Classroom: Tips and Tools for the Successful Westat Data Collector gold star John Kalter, Gary Mosteller, Barbara Dingwall Westat
Rockville, MD
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.
U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center: Recent Achievements
gold star
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
How to Put a Price on Power Loss Lindsay Kishter Nexight Group
Silver Spring, MD
Research for Sustainable Energy: Linking Genomic and Ecosystem Sciences; Workshop Report
 gold star
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
U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Centers
gold star
Holly Haun, Judy Wyrick, Biological and Environmental Research Information System at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
TCI6638K2K Multicore DSP + ARM KeyStone II System-on-Chip (SoC) Data Manual David A. Murphy, Leigh Ellert Texas Instruments, Inc.
New Market, MD
ECE Focus on Research 2014
gold star
Eileen Baumann, Kara Baumann, Laura Purcell, Sara Gundersen, David Franusich Uncork-it, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
The Future of Unmanned Vehicle Systems in Virginia 
gold star
Kara Baumann, Eileen Baumann, David Franusich Uncork-it, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
Carlo Gavazzi EM111 Installation and use instructions 
gold star
Vilma Zamboli, Irene Mazzi, Cristian Gallina, Mauro De Toffol, Roberto Bresciani Writec
Desenzano del Garda (BS), Italy
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.
CA Top Secret for z/VM 12.1 Wiki Kris Horgen CA Technologies
Lisle, IL
Cellulose Nanomaterials–A Path Towards Commercialization Workshop Report World Nieh, U.S. Forest Service; Theodore Wegner, U.S. Forest Service; Fred Hansen, Energetics Inc. Energetics Incorporated
Columbia, MD
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Paget Donnelly, Energetics; Ridah Sabouni, Energetics; Tommy Finamore, Energetics; Melissa Eichner, Energetics; Amy Manheim, U.S. DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Energetics Incorporated
Columbia, MD
QuickRef> Cards for GetWellNetwork Executive Dashboard Timothy Rahn GetWellNetwork,Inc.
Bethesda, MD
A Comparative Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Propane and Competing Energy Options Jared Kosters, Ross Brindle, Lindsay Pack; Matt Antes, Energetics, Inc; Beth Zotter, Energetics Inc.;
C. W. Gillespie, Energetics Inc.; Greg Kerr, Propane Education and Research Council
Nexight Group
Silver Spring, MD
Cooking for Life: Roadmap to a Billion Ross Brindle; Michael Kelly, World LP Gas Association; Lindsay Pack Nexight Group
Silver Spring, MD
Teknos Kinsey Moser, Matthew Park, Jessica Kim, Teknos Staff Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA
Cancer Systems Biology Website Eileen Quirk Baumann, Kara Baumann, David Franusich Uncork-it, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
NHCS Emergency Department Fact Sheet Jennifer Butler, Daniela Hlucha, Monelle Williams Westat
Rockville, MD
OESE Performance Improvement Toolkit Yael Tamir, Jennifer Butler, Barbara Dingwall Westat
Rockville, MD
Scenario Processing and Organization Tool (SPOT) v 2.0 User Guide Marylyn G. King Independent
Damascus, MD
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