Competitions

Come to the STACIs

By Ellen Lidington

Ed Marshall, Carol MacBain, and Andrew Hawley discuss the merits of the documents that they judged.  
Ed Marshall, Carol MacBain, and Andrew Hawley discuss the merits of the documents that they judged.  
Photo by Marguerite Krupp  

Who are the judges for the entries that you have submitted to the Boston and Northern New England chapters' annual competitions? By day, these people are fellow writers, editors, and other technical communication professionals. On a special day in November, they become the exceptional people who care enough about you and our profession to donate their time and evaluate the entries in the competitions.

These people take a set of criteria and mix it with years of experience in the field. They then mold a platform upon which they intently discuss each entry and use their best technical communication skills to describe their thoughts and suggestions to you. What made this entry exceptional; how could it be better?

  Steven Murphy, Christine Monteiro, and Pam Drucker compare notes on a poster document.
  Steven Murphy, Christine Monteiro, and Pam Drucker compare notes on a poster document.
  Photo by Marguerite Krupp

Now it is time for you to join this energetic and committed group of people in celebrating the results of this annual competition. Come and see the winners and talk to the entrants about how they created the entry. Ask the judges about what they took away from this experience and how you might benefit.

We will ensure that you leave the event with valuable information and insights that you can take home to improve the projects that you are developing. You can see the award winning entries. We will have special events that surround the top winners in each competition.

The STACIs are happening on February 26th at the Lexington Sheraton. This is one program that you must attend! You will spend the evening surrounded by excellent examples of the work that we all do, and you can talk to the people who create them.

Competitions Coordinator Ellen Lidington, trainer and judge Steve Jong, and judge Craig Austen enjoy refreshments after an intense morning of judging.  
Competitions Coordinator Ellen Lidington, trainer and judge Steve Jong, and judge Craig Austen enjoy refreshments after an intense morning of judging.  
Photo by Marguerite Krupp  

Meanwhile, check out the pictures of the people who participated in the Publications Competition Consensus Day. We hope to see you there next November.

Check the Programs page for updates, as the date for the STACIs gets closer.


Ellen Lidington, Competitions Coordinator, can be reached at .