NEO STC 2013-2014 Competition: Call for Entries

Have you or your colleagues produced technical communication products that you think are worthy of awards? Would you like this work to be recognized by your peers? This call for entries is your invitation to participate in the Northeast Ohio Society for Technical Communication (STC) competitions.

We will be exchanging entries with the Rochester STC chapter again this year. The entries will be judged by the Rochester chapter and returned to NEO STC for final award approval and presentation. 

Who is eligible?

The NEO STC competition is open to everyone who produces technical communication. Entrants do not have to be members of STC. You may enter work as an individual or on behalf of a colleague or subordinate.

What can be entered?

Entries must:

  • 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.

For complete rules, see the STC International Summit Awards page at

What awards are given?

Three levels of recognition are awarded in each competition category. These awards, in descending order, are:

  • Distinguished Technical Communication (DTC)
  • Excellence
  • Merit

One Best of Show award will be awarded at the local level, if applicable. If there is a Best of Show, NEO STC will submit it for the STC International Summit Award.

Deadlines, fees, and where to submit

The deadline for the entries is Friday, October 18, 2013.

Fees for each entry are:

  • $75.00 STC members
  • $95.00 non-members
  • $60.00 students

See the Competitions page of the NEO STC website for entry application forms and additional information about how to enter.


Contact the competitions chairs at

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