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Judging Resources

Judge Responsibilities

The STC Regional TechComm Competition provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and sharpening your skills of observation and evaluation. To volunteer to be a judge, fill in the electronic Judges Information Form by October 30, 2017.  We estimate that judges will devote a minimum of 15-24 hours.

If you are an industry professional with at least five years of experience working or teaching in communication or a related field, then you are invited to serve as a volunteer judge in our competition. STC membership is not a requirement.

Judging lets you join other technical communication professionals to compare notes on what works and what doesn't work in technical communication. Because we have a wide pool of judges, you can enter and also serve as a judge with no conflict of interest. 

The Judging Process

  • Judges are grouped into teams of 3 led by an experienced Judge/Team Leader and because most teams will include from different chapters or regions, you should expect remote communications and information exchange. 
  • Judges use the STC entry assessment form to evaluate your entries independently. Collectively, the judges arrive at a consensus on the merits of each entry and decide if an entry meets the standards set for awards.
  • The highlight of the judging process is the onsite consensus judging event schedule after individual judges complete their work. For those who can attend onsite, the judging event is an enjoyable opportunity to mingle, network, and learn from each other. Because the competition now involves multiple chapters, many judges will attend this event remotely to complete the consensus judging on their teams and then nominate and vote for Best of Show. 


Training for Judges

Training is offered for all judges and planned for the week of October 19, 2015.  Training will be conducted virtually by Carolyn Reynolds and a member of the STC International Awards Team. Training is mandatory for new judges.  Do you know someone in our industry who has an interest in finding out more about STC? Please share the information about the competition and about the judging opportunity.

Download Resources for Judges

Judge Training, NY-PMC-ATL-HOU-ROC, November 30, 2017 (recording) By Carolyn Reynolds, Competition Advisor and Trainer
Team Leader Training, NY-PMC-Atlanta-Rochester, October 27, 2016 (recording)By Carolyn Reynolds, Regional Competition Advisor and Trainer

Judge Training for all by STC International, October 25, 2016 (recording) - By Kit Brown-Hoekstra, STC International Team  
Judge Training, Writing Quality Comments, October 5, 2013, (recording)  By Dorothy McDuffie, STC International Committee

Online Entries for Review (Secure area)

To access your assigned online entries:   (This is a Secure area. Only those authorized can access the links.)

  1. Click the link corresponding to your assigned team.
  2. Use the userid/password you have received separately from our webmaster to login.
  3. Got any questions? Contact your Team Leaders.


Thank you for your support!

                     

 
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