Competition Winners and Badges

Award Designs

The STC Alliance thanks the design team composed of Laurie Fiaretti, Julie Wing, and Bobbi Werner of Hillrom and the STC Rochester chapter who conceived and created the rebranding logo and Award-winning badges for the STC Alliance Competition. The team proposed several designs to the STC Alliance Competition Council.  The final logo and Award-winning badges for the STC Alliance Competition were designed by Laurie Fiaretti. The STC Alliance also thanks Cynthia Lockley, (Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter) for her help in designing this Badge downloads page.

How to download Badges:  Winners of the STC Alliance Competition awards may freely download the award badges for use in their social media, resumes, press releases, company publications, and on websites, or copies of the winning piece. The award badges are available in several sizes in (Macintosh) .eps and .png formats. (EPS files are zipped. For additional details, see Help on Downloading if you have problems downloading the zipped files.)

 2020-2021 Competition
 Badges for 2020      

Help on Downloading

PDF Files

This provides information for downloading PDF and zipped files.

To download Portable Document Format (PDF) files:

If your browser is configured to use Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, clicking on a link for a PDF file will trigger Acrobat Reader to start up and you will be able to view the PDF file in your browser window. To save the file, click on the disk symbol or use Save as… source in the File menu.

If you don't have a PDF helper application (Adobe® Acrobat® Reader) installed, you can download a FREE copy from Adobe® Acrobat®. You will then need to install it and set your browser preferences to use Acrobat Exchange for all .pdf files. Or, you can copy the PDF files to your hard disk and read them later when you have more time to install the reader.

Zipped Files

To download zipped files

  1. Click on the selection you want and choose "Save File" to download a file.
  2. Within your browser you may see a prompt that you are trying to download a file type of application/octet-stream exe. Choose "Save File" which will activate the computer to acquire the program/file through FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
    • In Macintosh, a download status window will appear showing the time remaining to complete the download and may indicate what application may be used to unzip the file (if you have specified one in your browser application preferences). The file will be saved to the location you've specified for your downloads.
    • In Windows, a menu of your computer's directory should appear. You should choose to save this file to a known location on your hard drive; for example, your "temp" directory. The file is already named xxxxxx.exe. After choosing "Save" or "OK," the file will then be transmitted to your computer/destination drive.

To unzip zipped files

  • In Macintosh, double click the zipped file and select Open. The files will be unzipped in the same directory as the .zip file is located.
  • In Windows, you must have a decompression utility such as WINZIP—download and install the free evaluation version.

To decompress other types of files (.sit and .sitz), Stuffit Deluxe and Stuffit Expander is available for Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Criteria for Awards       

  • Best of Show - One Best of Show award can be given by the judges every year. 
  • Distinguished Technical Communication - Clearly superior in all areas. The entry contains no major flaws and few if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly in the way that it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience. 
  • Excellence - Consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry clearly (if slightly imperfectly) demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.
  • Merit - Consistently meets high standards in most areas. The entry might contain a small number of major or minor flaws, but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.

STC Alliance Competition Council

General  Questions    
ASK  Chapter Representatives:  
Entries Manager:                   Malu Schloss (online and physical entries), 917.312.1567 
interested in Judging?           Call for Judges.  Fill out the electronic Judging Information Form.
Training for Judges:               Carolyn Reynolds, Trainer, and Advisor 
University Liaison:                 Mike Nelson
Publicity Manager:                open
Awards Manager:                  Bobbi Werner 
Interested in seeing past winners:          Review last year's winners 
Technical:                               Brian Flaherty (webmaster) and Nitza Hauser (Technical advisor)
TechComm Roadshow:        Carolyn Klinger and Malu Schloss                       
Overall Liaison with STC International:   TJ Cardenas and Carolyn Klinger
Sponsorship Opportunities:     
We welcome sponsors for this regional competition!   Sponsorship opportunities include the TechComm Roadshow, Events, Shipping, Advertising for Awards Night in specific communities.  To do so, contact any of the Chapter Representatives.