Information for Entrants and Judges
2012-2013 International Summit Awards Competition Winners
Winners of the Distinguished Technical Communication Award and the Excellence Award in a local or regional chapter competition are allowed to enter the International Summit Awards Competition. Winning entries in the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition are presented at the annual STC Technical Summit. A complete list of all ISA winners is on the STC website.
ISA winners are announced about a month before the STC Technical Summit. Congratulations to the following Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter Distinguished and Excellence winners who won awards at the STC International Competition level!
Winners at the international level are entitled to display the STC International Summit Awards Competition ribbons. Download and use to promote your award!
|Best of Show|
|Best of Show entries exhibit the ideal for their category. They are not judged against each other; they are judged solely against established standards. For example, how do you compare the best annual report with the best software guide? In STC competitions, the best annual report is compared with the ideal annual report, and the best software guide with the ideal software guide. Thus, the Best of Show judges must determine how close each candidate comes to realizing the ideal for its category. The entry that comes closest to the ideal for its category is the Best of Show.|
|Los Alamos National Laboratory External/Public Website||Ann Rafferty, Monika Bittman, Lillian Anaya||Los Alamos National Laboratory|
|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.|
|From Research to Reality a Missile Defense Agency Technology Applications Report||L. Scott Tillett, Lisa Hylton, Joe Singleton||National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) – Washington Operations|
|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.|
|Guide for Effective Corporate and Technical Writing||Rebecca Jung||Westinghouse Electric Company|
|Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council Annual Update 2012||Katrina Hubbard, Teresa Kowalczyk, Dylan Waugh||Energetics Incorporated|
|Pictures of the Future||Arthur F. Pease||Siemens A.G.|
|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.|
|Technology at Temple||Marianne Johnston, Robert Frawley, Susan Banka||Westat|