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Several Winners in the WDCB Chapter's 2014-2015 Competition Earn Awards at the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition
In addition to the Best of Show winner that we announced 26 May 2015, eleven other winners in the chapter's competition were honored with awards at the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition. That's a remarkable achievement for any chapter. We thank our competition judges for their good work selecting Distinguished and Excellence award winners in our local competition that were sent on to the international competition. Among those winners, one of our own chapter members, Cynthia A. Lockley, had two entries that won awards in the international level: a Distinguished and a Merit. See the full post on our Events & News website for more information about each winner.
WDCB Chapter's Website Wins 2015 APEX® Award for Publication Excellence
We are pleased to announce that a chapter member is among the winners of the 2015 APEX® Award for Publication Excellence: Cynthia A. Lockley, Society for Technical Communication, Washington Dc-Baltimore Chapter. The Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter's website won the award in the category of "Websites – 1-2 Person-Produced". Information about the competition is available at http://www.ApexAwards.com/. See the full post on our Events & News website for more information.
26 May 2015, Chapter Entry Takes Best of Show in the STC International Technical Communication Summit Awards Competition
We are very proud to announce that one of the winning entries from the chapter's 2014-2015 Technical Communication Competition, won the Best of Show in the STC International Summit Awards (ISA) competition! The entry is Carlo Gavazzi EM111 Installation and use instructions from Writec, Desenzano del Garda (BS), Italy. Contributors were Vilma Zamboli, Irene Mazzi, Cristian Gallina, Mauro De Toffol, Roberto Bresciani. For more information, see ISA Best of Show Winner on our Events & News website.
06 June 2014, Chapter Website Wins an Award of Excellence in the 2014 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence
We are happy to announce that a chapter member is among the winners of the 2014 APEX Awards Competition. A total of 2,075 entries were evaluated. Of those entries, 832 APEX Awards of Excellence recognized exceptional entries in 122 subcategories. Cynthia A. Lockley, Society for Technical Communication Washington, D.C. Chapter, Adelphi, MD for the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter Website in the subcategory of "WordPress Sites". For information about the award and the APEX® Awards Competition, see WDCB Chapter Website Wins 2014 APEX® Award for Publication Excellence!
August 2013, Ginny Redish is Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award
At the UPX Conference in Washington, D.C., Ginny Redish was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the User Experience Professionals Association (UPXA).
1 April 2013, Chapter Entry Takes Best of Show in the STC International Technical Communication Summit Awards Competition
Los Alamos National Laboratory entry titled, "Los Alamos National Laboratory External/Public Website" won a Best of Show in the STC International Technical Communication Summit Awards Competition! The contributors to this report were: Ann Rafferty, Monika Bittman, Lillian Anaya.
1 May 2011, It's a Tie! Two Chapter Entries Take Best of Show in the STC International Technical Publications Competition
Siemens A.G. entry titled, "Pictures of the Future" won a Best of Show in the STC International Competition! The contributors to this entry was Arthur F. Pease.
Westat entry titled, "SAMHSA Permanent Supportive Housing Toolkit" won a Best of Show in the STC International Competition! The contributors to this entry were: Chandria Jones, Pamela Fisher, Carol Bianco, Westat Graphics and Printing, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc..
25 June 2009, Two Chapter Members Win Grand Awards in the 2009 APEX® Publications Excellence Competition
We are happy to see that two chapter members are among the winners of the APEX 2009 Grand Award. A total of 100 APEX Grand Awards were presented in 11 major categories to honor the outstanding works in those categories. 1,158 APEX Awards of Excellence recognize excellence in 122 individual categories.
Cynthia A. Lockley, Society for Technical Communication Washington, D.C. Chapter, Adelphi, MD for the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter Website. Judges' comments:
Good gods! This isn't a site. It's a universe. The depth and range of data and resources are enormous — yet the clarity of presentation, speed and ease of navigation are first rate. All the latest technical upgrades, too. Nicely done.
Susan Kleimann of the Kleimann Communication Group, Inc., Washington, DC for their "Good Faith Estimate Form". Judges' comments:
Forms can be a nightmare of confusion. Most are thrown together, lack coherence and are poorly designed. This one, however, is superbly designed and is a model of clarity both in format and content. After loan applicants complete the form, the should have a very clear understanding of the loan's terms and costs.
15 May 2009, Kleimann Communication Group, Inc. Takes Best of Show in the STC International Technical Publications Competition
The Kleimann Group entry titled, "Putting Theory into Practice: A Best Practices Approach to Developing Tax Instructions" won Best of Show in the STC International Technical Publications Competition! See their press release about creating effective consumer-centered disclosures. The contributors to this entry were: Dr. Rita Roosevelt, Rasika Krishna, Eric Spears, Erin Schmieder.
10 May 2008, Seven Winners in the Chapter's Competition Win Awards in the STC International Competition
The chapter made a good showing at the 2008 Annual Summit with seven winners from the chapter. Two Merits, three Excellence, and two Distinguished Technical Communication awards. Two of our chapter members took Distinguished: "Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content That Works", Janice (Ginny) Redish, Redish & Associates, Inc. and "Pictures of the Future", Arthur F. Pease, Siemens AG, Germany. See the 2007-2008 International Technical Publications Competition Winners page for the full list of our winning entries and names of the chapter members who contributed to each entry.
12 April 2005, Chapter Entry Takes Best of Show in the STC International Technical Communication Competition
Johns Hopkins University / Whiting School of Engineering entry titled, "Whiting School of Engineering 2003 Annual Report" won a Best of Show in the STC International Technical Communication Competition! The contributors to this entry were: Diana Whitman, Kevin Houtz, and Robert Cooke.
1 April 2004, A Best of Show and a Total of Ten Winning Entries from the Chapter's Local Competition Win Awards in the STC International Competition
Humor in communication was a high point of this year' competition entries. The chapter made an excellent showing at the 2004 Annual Summit with ten winners from the chapter. One of those winners won Best of Show in their category. The humorous "Characterization in Cell Culture Calendar " entry from Martin-Schaffer, Inc. took Best of Show in the International Technical Art Competition (ITAC). The contributors to this creative and entertaining entry were graphic artists and a photographer at Martin-Schaffer, Inc. The serious and funny "CD-ROM, Safety Integrated-Hazards are only neutralized when safety networks are truly seamless" by Johanna Angela Gebhardt, Sabine Stengel, and Peter Keil from Siemens AG, A&D CD MM 3 took Distinguished Technical Communication in the International Online Communication Competition (ITOCC). See the 2003-2004 International Competition Winners page for the full list of our winning entries and names of the chapter members who contributed to each entry.
Earlier News Releases
See the Chapter Members' Accomplishments Archives for news about chapter and chapter member accomplishments from earlier years.