Competition Winners 2017-2018

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2017-2018 Technical Communication Competition Winners

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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 and Networking Night on 18 April 2018.

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: 23
Total award winners: 18
Distinguished: 4
(includes 1 Publications Best of Show)
Excellence: 4
Merit: 10

Winners of the 2017-2018 chapter and regional competitions will be announced at the STC Technical Communication Summit in May.

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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—Publication
Best of Show candidates exhibit the ideal for their category. They are not judged against each other; they are judged solely against established standards for their respective documentation type. Of the Distinguished entries nominated for Best of Show, the entry that comes closest to the ideal for its category is the Best of Show.
Defining Innovations: A History of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Russ Banham, Magda Saina, Erin Richardson, Geoff Brown, Margaret Brown Johns Hopkins APL
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.
Defining Innovations: A History of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Russ Banham, Magda Saina, Erin Richardson, Geoff Brown, Margaret Brown Johns Hopkins APL
Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest Erin Richardson, Ken Moscati, Diane Dorsey, Gloria Crites, Shannon Nelson, Matt Baughman Johns Hopkins APL
Basic Energy Sciences Program Update Natalia Melcer, Marissa Mills, Stacey McCray, Holly Haun, Brent Hopwood Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Research Priorities to Incorporate Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces in Earth Systems Models Workshop Report Kris Christen, Stacey McCray, Brett Hopwood, Judy Wyrick, Holly Haun, Peter Thornton Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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.
Defining Innovations Poster Series Caleb Heidel, Annie Marcotte, Claudia Yee Johns Hopkins APL
Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Final Report Lindsay Kishter, Akhlesh Kaushiva, Hank Kenchington, Annie Best, Jennifer Ganss Nexight Group
Secure Identity and Access Management Trailhead Joan Travis, Melissa Kulm, Chalon Emmons, Dave Jacowitz Salesforce
Cultivate the Trainer In You Sally Heldrich, Leah Reesman, Rebecca Tanguay Westat
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.
Outside Plant Design Reference Manual, 6th Edition BICSI Worldwide Headquarters, BICSI Technical Information and Methods Committee, TI&M OSPDRM 6th Edition Review Team” BICSI
Tampa, FL
CA Fast Load for DB2 for z/OS: Refresh a Table Without Taking it Offline Lucinda Metzger CA Technologies
ConnectWise Automate Documentation – Patch Manager Abbie Tioseco ConnectWise
Tampa, FL
ConnectWise Guidelines – Release Notes Abbie Tioseco ConnectWise
Tampa, FL
Public-Private Roundtables at the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial Tracey Crowe, Phoebe Brown, Julie Chappell, Valerie Riedel, Chad Gallinat Energetics Incorporated
Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) Roadmap: 2017-2018 Sarah Lichtner, Lindsay Pack, Jim Davis, Ross Brindle, Rob Foy, Jim Wetzel Nexight Group
Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation: Technology Roadmap Phase 2 Jared Kosters, Lindsay Pack, Uday Vaidya, Jack Holmes, Ross Brindle Nexight Group
NIAC Securing Cyber Assets: Addressing Urgent Cyber Threat to Critical Infrastructure Beth Ward, Lindsay Kishter, Jack Eisenhauer, Jim Carey, Jennifer Ganss, Ginger Norris, Mike Wallace Nexight Group
Shield Platform Encryption Architecture White Paper Jason Grinblat, Veronica Schmiedeskamp, Ted Kuster Salesforce
Teknos Liem Budzien, My-Linh Budzien Thomas Jefferson High School
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