STC Carolina Chapter Competitions
STC competitions offer an excellent way for you and your team to get recognition for your technical publication, web site, help system, training, and other forms of technical communication. Each year, the STC Carolina Chapter sponsors competitions.
Carolina Chapter competitions are typically held in the fall. Judges evaluate entries against a checklist of criteria and decide whether to nominate each entry for an award. The top award winners go on to compete for Best of Show.
If your entry wins a Distinguished or Excellence award from the Carolina chapter, you may mail the entry to the STC International Summit Awards competitions held in the spring. Entries must be received by the Summit Awards committee early in 2016 (date is not yet determined).
Information for Judges and Submitters
Schedule for 2015-2016 STC Carolina competitionsFriday, September 30: early bird discount deadline for submitters ($20 off entry fee)
Thursday, October 15: deadline for submitting entries (Saturday, October 17th if attending the DITA Workshop).
Saturday, October 24: Training and Judging Day
December: Best of Show Judging (TBD)
March, 2016: Awards Banquet (TBD).
STC Carolina Competition ContactsThe Carolina Competitions Committee is on a roll again this year. The committee is a well established group of people, who know how to get things done.
The STC Carolina Competitions is a nationally recognized excellent competition! Welcome these new and returning folks:
- Betsy Kent, competitions co-manager, betsykentnc at gmail dot com
- Robert Perry, judges' manager
Winners and Judges
Although we have tracked statistics for our competitions as a whole for years, we haven't listed the names of the individuals who submitted and judged. By popular demand, here are the names of those individuals
- 2015-6 Competition winners
- 2014-5 Competition winners
- 2013-4 Competition winners
- 2011 winners recognized at the March 2012 banquet
- 2010-2011 judges and facilitators
Competition StatisticsWe have tracked statistics on our chapter's competitions for many years. You can see how many entries there were for each year along with how many of each award level were given for that year. You can also see information about how our chapter fared in the international competition.
Click Competitions Statistics.