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STC WDCB Technical Communication Competition

Competition News: 14 March 2018

Deadline: has passed

The 2017-2018 Competition Winners are announced!

You're invited to join the entrants and judges with their manager, colleagues, and family at the Technical Communication Competition Awards Celebration. The Competition Awards Celebration will be held this year at Positano Ristorante in Bethesda on Wednesday, 18 April. Along with dinner and the awards presentation, there will be an exhibition of the winning entries and networking.

Register on Eventbrite to reserve a seat. See the Events & News announcement about the awards celebration for menu details.

Become a Sponsor

You can be a competition sponsor by donating to help pay for meeting location space, awards celebration expenses, help a student attend the awards celebration, and so on. Read about our Partnership and Sponsorship program. Donate to the competition using PayPal—click the PayPal Donate button.

Please consider participating in the chapter's 2018-2019 Technical Communication Competition. By participating in the competition, you can

  • Enter your best work to receive valuable feedback from professionals in the field and potential awards
  • Volunteer to judge and evaluate entries with your peers
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Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic States
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Answers for Your Questions

  1. What is technical communication? See What Does the Competition Consider Technical Communication?
  2. Is there a list of all STC chapters holding a competition this year? See Other STC Chapter Competitions.
  3. Entering the competition? See the Call for Entries.
  4. Where are the forms I need to enter the competition?

    The entry forms are no longer available for this year.

  5. What address do I send my entries to? See Competition Delivery Instructions.
  6. Category descriptions? See Competition Categories.
  7. Competition fees? See Competition Fees and Payment.
  8. Interested in judging the competition? See Judges.
  9. Interested in working on the Competition Committee? See Competition Committee Roles and Responsibilities.
  10. Where are the additional award certificate order forms? See Additional Award Certificates and Mementos to download the order forms.
  11. Want to see winners from previous years? See Competition Winners.
  12. Where do I go if my question isn't answered here? See the FAQ.

All net proceeds from the competition will help fund the chapter's operating expenses and memorial tributes.

What's New This Year?

No International Summit Awards (ISA) Competition in 2018

The STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition will not take place in 2018. Therefore, winners of the 2017-2018 STC WDCB Technical Communication Competition will not move on to another competition.

Lowered Fees

Because STC is not holding the International Summit Awards (ISA) competition this year, we are able to lower the entry fees for our competition!

  • STC WDCB Member: $100 per entry
  • STC Member of another community: $125 per entry
  • Non-STC member: $150 per entry
  • Full-Time Student: $75 per entry
Last modified: March 14, 2018
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