2013 Call for Entries
STC’s Chicago Chapter annual Technical Communication Competition has begun, and we need your entries.
Although this is a competition, each entry is evaluated on its own merit. Judges will provide detailed feedback on an assessment form. Some of the reasons to participate in the Technical communication Competition are to:
- Establish professional standards for our work
- Provide visibility for our profession
- Recognize outstanding work effort of technical communication professionals
Now is the time to start looking at the work you’ve produced over the past year or so and decide if you’re going to enter the 2013 Technical Communication Competition. The categories for entries are:
- Training Materials
- Informational Materials
- Promotional Materials
- User Support Materials
What materials can I enter?
- contain sufficient technical, scientific, medical, or similar content to qualify as technical communication
- have been produced or substantially revised within 24 months preceding September 1 of the current year
- have been originally prepared for and accepted for publication by a client, employer, or publisher
Entries are subject to all restrictions listed in the General Information and Rules document.
Please remember that you must provide at least 3 issues for newsletter or periodicals.
Note on your entry form if special devices are required to display the entires (i.e., iPads or smart phones).
When does the competition begin?
STC Chicago is accepting entries from August 10th – October 19th, 2013. Entries must be postmarked October 19th.
What is the cost to enter the competition?
The competition entry fees for STC Chicago are $50 per entry, and payment must be made online. Click “Add to Cart” and in the Quantity field, enter the number of entries you are submitting to the competition.
Who is eligible to enter?
Anyone, member of STC or not, is eligible to submit entries to our competition. You can enter work you completed or you can submit an entry on behalf of a colleague or subordinate.
Where do I submit my entries?
Each entry must include 4 copies of a single-sided entry form and 4 copies of the entry.
We recommend including a copy of your payment receipt with your entry packet.
Ship your entry packet to:
STC Chicago Competition
790 Royal St. George Drive STE 141 #126
Naperville IL 60563
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