Oct 022014

OK, writers — you don’t get the adrenaline rush until you have a deadline? Ya got a deadline.

You need to have your best work entered in this year’s STC New England Competition by midnight on October 10, 2014 (for those of you following the action closely, we extended the deadline a week).

It’s your time for you to show off your best work as a technical communicator and to be able to add that nice line: “created award-winning documentation…. ” to your resume. And, of course, impress your boss and your boss\’s boss.

It\’s a great forum to receive the recognition and feedback you deserve for excellence in technical documentation. Here are just a few of the benefits that you and your company can receive:

  • Personal satisfaction and professional development
  • Recognition and affirmation from your peers
  • Validation of decisions that you made for your documentation
  • Innovative ideas for improving your documentation
  • Portfolio improvement
  • Product improvement

Entering is as simple as 1-2-3-4. From the STC New England website (http://stcnewengland.org/) you:

  1. Review the four categories and pick the category that is appropriate for your entry.
  2. Click [Register].
  3. Select the competition entry fee: STC member ($50), non-STC member ($75), or STC student ($25).
  4. Complete the registration information for your entry:
    • Title of entry
    • Name of entrant(s)
    • Purpose
    • Audience
    • Location of files
    • Notes to judges

It takes only a few minutes to get your best work submitted into this year’s competition.

If you still have questions on the 2014 STC New England Competition, send them to competitions@stcnewengland.org. We’ll try to turn them around very quickly… ’cause you’re on a deadline.

Act now, before it is too late to enter this year’s competition. You won’t regret it!