Competition Winners 2015-2016

Information for Entrants and Judges

2015-2016 Technical Communication Competition Winners

STC WDCB 2015-2016 Competitions Best of Show BadgeSTC WDCB 2015-2016 Competitions Winner Badge

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

The winners receive their awards at the Competition Awards Celebration on 7 April 2016.

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: 33
Total award winners: 26
Distinguished: 7
(includes 1 Online Best of Show & 1 Publications Best of Show)
Excellence: 10
Merit: 9

Winners of the 2015-2016 Distinguished Technical Communication Award and the 2015-2016 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 May.

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International Winners

A gold starmarks the entries that won awards in the International Competition.

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
TracVision TV-series Technical Training
gold star
Mike Nelson KVH Industries, Inc.
Middletown, RI
Best of Show—Publication
Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest gold star Erin Richardson, Kelly Livieratos, Diane Dorsey, Ken Moscati, Shannon Nelson, Gloria Crites, Matt Baughmanv Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, MD
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.
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine Katina Michael, Univ of Wollongong, Australia; Terri Bookman; Joseph Herkert, Society on Social Implications of Technology; Society on Social Implications of Technology IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Ithaca, NY
2014 Annual Report (Johns Hopkins APL)
gold star
Peggy Moore, Magda Saina Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, MD
Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest
gold star
Erin Richardson, Kelly Livieratos, Diane Dorsey, Ken Moscati, Shannon Nelson, Gloria Crites, Matt Baughmanv Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, MD
BioEnergy Science Center Sheryl Martin, Marissa Mills, BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Tamara Rogers, Cheri Foust, Paul Gilna, Kris Christen; Holly Haun; Doug Edwardson; Brett Hopwood; U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research; Judy Wyrick; Biological and Environmental Research Information System at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; US Dept. of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
Lignocellulosic Biomass for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts
gold star
Kris Christen, Judy Wyrick, Biological and Environmental Research Information System at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
TracVision TV-series Technical Training
gold star
Mike Nelson KVH Industries, Inc.
Middletown, RI
Virginia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Magazine
gold star
Eileen Baumann, Sara Gunderson, Kara Baumann; David Franusich, Andrew Beaver, Laura Purcell, Scott Bailey, Virginia Tech; Dan Radmacher, freelance Uncork-it, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
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.
Legal Issues in Global Contexts: Perspectives on Technical Communication in an International Age
gold star
Kirk St. Amant, East Carolina U, Martine Courant Rife, Lansing Community College, Tatiana Batova, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Marco Antonio Chavez-Aguayo, Martin S. Copenhaver, Georgia Institute of Technology, TyAnna Herrington, Georgia Tech, Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier, St Francis Xavier U; Brett Lanceford, U of South Alabama; Heidi A. McKee, Miami U; James E. Porter, Miami U; Liza Potts, Michigan State U; Nicole St. Germaine, Angelo State U; Ronald L. Stone, AAT; Annette Vee, U of Wisconsin-Madison; David C. Young, St. Francis Xavier U; Pavel Zemliansky, U of Central Florida; Traci Arnett Zimmerman, James Madison U Baywood Publishing
Amityville, NY
CA Data Content Discovery for z/OS 1.0 Wikii
gold star
Jaysa Tammaro, Kris Horgen; CA Technologies
Ewing, NJ
CA Performance Management 2.6.0 Wiki
gold star
Anatoly Klebanov, Chazz Kellner CA Technologies
Framingham, MA
Panther System Training Manual
gold star
Steve Janoff, Ray Pilla, Erin Christensen, Gregg Wilson, Cynthia Kratz, Lisa McVicker, Alan Chihwaro, Mary Depner, Terrie Dosenberry Hologic, Inc
San Diego, CA
Stadium and Arena Design
gold star
John Pascoe, Lak Tin Limited; Peter Culley, Independent Engineer; Gavin Jamieson, ICE Publishing; Jo Squires, ICE Publishing; Rebecca Taylor, ICE Publishing; Colin Morgan, Swales and Willis.
The award is mentioned on their site at ice | Bookshop, Building Design Category: Building Design.
Lak Tin Limited
Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK
PERC Energy POD Dashboard Christiana Sherman; Jared Kosters; Jesse Marcus, Propane Research Education Council; Sarah Lichtner, Annie Finkenbinder Best Nexight Group
Silver Spring, MD
Sound & Sensible Program Infographic Jennifer Tucker, US Dept. of Agriculture National Organic Program; Lindsay Pack, Jennifer Ganss; Lindsay Kishter Nexight Group
Silver Spring, MD
Seven Years of Atidim and Ofakim Research Awards at Rambam Health Care Campus
gold star
Deborah E-S Hemstreet, Rambam Health Care Campus; Merav Greenzweig, Studio Givat Ela Rambam Health Care Campus
Haifa, Israel
Virginia Tech ECE Focus on Research 2015 Eileen Quirk Baumann, Kim Davis, Kara Baumann; David Franusich, Andrew Beaver, Dan Radmacher, freelance, Scott Bailey, Virginia Tech Uncork-it, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
SAME DEUTZ-FAHR – Lamborghini Trattori – VRT Operator's Manual Vilma Zamboli, Roberto Bresciani; Simonetta Sposito, SAME DEUTZ-FAHR ITALIA S.p.A.; Michela Zanon; Daniele D’Adda, SAME DEUTZ-FAHR ITALIA S.p.A.; Roberto Corci, SAME DEUTZ-FAHR ITALIA S.p.A. Writec di Vilma Zamboli
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.
Encroachment Management Worldwide e-Symposium Richard King, Helen Kellogg, Matthew Taylor AGEISS
Evergreen, CO
CA Release Automation REST API Reference Darryll Whittle, Ronen Goldsmith CA Technologies
Prague, Czech Republic
CA Workload Automation Agents documentation Lia Wilson, Colin Colwell CA Technologies
Plano, TX
Annual Report 2013-2014: Accomplishments of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Namrata Patodia Rastogi, Julie Chappell, Matt Antes, Robert Marlay, US Dept. of Energy, Alexander McLean, US Dept. of Energy, Gareth Williams, Dylan Waugh; Pagett Donnelly; Anna Mosby: Valerie Riedel Energetics Incorporated
Columbia, MD
Infographics: Integrated Refineries Paget Donnelly, Energetics, Tommy Finamore, Alison Goss-Eng, Bioenergy Technologies Office, US Dept. of Energy; Sheila Dillard, Bioenergy Technologies Office, US Dept. of Energy, Matt Merritt, POET-DSM, Kim Nelson, American Process Inc.; Emily York; Dan Cummings, INEOS; Christy Sterner, US Dept. of Energy Energetics Incorporated
Columbia, MD
APL Economic Impact Factsheet Peggy Moore, Magda Saina Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, MD
How to Create Visually Effective Presentations Magda Saina, Annie Marcotte, Erin Richardson Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, MD
Advancing Thermal Manufacturing: A Technology Roadmap to 2020 Warren Hunt, Sarah Lichtner, ASM International; Lindsay Pack, Ross Brindle Nexight Group
Silver Spring, MD
Teknos Matthew Park; Annika Kim; Hasan Ahmad; Sarah Kim; Mira Sridharan; Shuxian Wang; Shane Torbert, Faculty Sponsor Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA
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