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STC WDCB Technical Communication Competition

Competition News: 18 February 2019

Deadline: has passed

The 2018-2019 Competition Winners are announced!

You're invited to join the competition winners 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 the Positano Ristorante in Bethesda on Wednesday, 27 March. 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.

Interested in photographing the awards celebration and winners for us?

Please see Awards Celebration Photographer for more information.  New

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 2019-2020 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
Landsat image: the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic States
Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic States
Photo credit: NASA/USGS/Landsat

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 the Call for 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?

We are making it easier to volunteer for judging in the competition. After reading the Call for Judges, provide your contact information in this short form for the judging recruiter to contact you: I’m Interested in Judging in the Competition.

If you are a returning judge, we won’t ask you to fill out the long judge application form. We’ll update our contact information for you using the information in the short form. If you are a new volunteer, we will ask you to fill out the longer Judging Application form to let us know your judging experience and what device platforms and browser / software applications you have for judging the entries.

No International Summit Awards (ISA) Competition in 2019

The STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition will not take place in 2019. Therefore, winners of the 2018-2019 STC WDCB Technical Communication Competition will not move on to another competition.

Last modified: February 18, 2019
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