by Ted Edwins, Public Relations Manager
The chapter technical communications competition is now underway. The deadline for entries is 5 pm on Friday, November 16, 2007. The competition committee invites entries to the competition and volunteers for judging.
This year, the competition is accepting entries in the following categories:
The competition is the best way for you to get constructive feedback on your work. A team of three judges evaluates your entry against carefully chosen criteria, and then determines an award level. Most importantly, the judges also critically evaluate your entry and then provide written suggestions for improvement.
The top-level award winners, Distinguished Technical Communication, are automatically forwarded to the International Competition, where they compete against entries from other STC communities from around the world. Winners from our competition have competed excellently in the International Competition, earning many high-level and Best of Show awards.
Judges are an integral part of the competition. Not only do judges evaluate the entries against specific criteria, they also provide written constructive criticism that the entrants value as much as the award itself. Acting as a judge is a valuable experience that exposes you to work produced by your peers and lets you gather ideas about technical communication.
Call for Entries
Have you or your company produced technical communication products that you think are worthy of awards? Would you like your work to be recognized by your peers? Then you owe it to yourself, your co-workers, and your company to enter the annual chapter technical communications competition.
Download the entry form at stctoronto.org/competition/STCTOR_07EntryForm.doc.
Southwestern Ontario Entry
Since we are tracking which entries come from this chapter and we are trying to determine which methods of advertising work best, please identify how you learned about this competition. So if you learned about the competition by reading this article, then make sure you mark you entry form with "Southwestern Ontario - Quill".
Send or deliver your entry package to:
STC Toronto 2007 Competition
Call for Judges
The Toronto STC chapter is recruiting judges to evaluate the technical publication and online communication entries for this year's competition! Are you an expert in online help? Can you author a manual like nobody's business? Are you qualified to judge their work of your peers?
To be a judge, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
More Information or to Become a Judge
For more information, go to stctoronto.org and click the links for Competition.
Follow the progress of the competition at stctorcomp.blogspot.com.
If you have any questions, or if you want to become a judge, contact Milan
Davidovic, Toronto STC Competition Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ted Edwins is an independent consultant specializing in software documentation. He is a Past-President of the chapter. In his spare time he continues his futile quest to lower his golf handicap.
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