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     Competition Winners Lists

    Award Designs

    The STC Rochester chapter's Alliance Competition design team conceived and created the new logo and award badges: 

    • Laurie Fiaretti
    • Julie Wing
    • Bobbi Werner
    Several designs were proposed, reviewed, and approved by the participating Chapter Competition Program Chairs on the Alliance Competition Committee.

    Winners of the STC Alliance Competition awards may freely download the award badges to use in 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. See the Download help if you have problems downloading the zipped files.)

     2019-2020 Competition

    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.