NOTE: NEO STC will not be holding competitions in 2014. Check the STC website to find other chapters that are holding local competitions. If you would like to enter your technical communication materials in the STC competition, the Chicago chapter and Carolina chapter are both holding competitions this year. The New York Metro/Philadelphia Metro/Houston regional competition is also accepting entries.
NEO STC holds a regional technical communication competition annually, usually in the fall.
When you submit an entry in the competition, you receive detailed evaluation and feedback from your peers and recognition for your work. In addition, submissions that receive Distinguished Technical Communication or Excellence awards are eligible to be entered in the international competition, where your submission will receive additional evaluation.
When you volunteer to judge in the competition, you get the opportunity to contribute to the evolving definition of quality for technical communication. You can also share your expertise, see the best examples of our craft, and make new contacts in the field.
The competition is divided into four distinct categories:
- Informational Materials
- Instructional Materials
- Promotional Materials
- User Support Materials
There are three award levels:
- Distinguished Technical Communication
Full competition rules are available on the STC website. See General Information and Competition Rules on the Competitions page for details. Stay tuned for details about next year’s program.