Program Report

Online Award Winners Show Their Stuff

By Carol Macbain

The eight winners of the STC Boston Chapter's Online Competitions Awards met May 1st at the Natick MathWorks facility to demonstrate their outstanding work to members. Writers from the companies listed below either made formal presentations to the group or discussed their work with members at tables around the room.

Greg Bartlett and Allen Kiefer of The MathWorks did an excellent job setting up the space, providing food, and making the event a success. Ellen Lidington and Helen Chen also contributed their considerable energies and organizational talents. Members enjoyed excellent food between and after the presentations while also having a chance to talk with the exhibitors and with each other. We need to have more evenings like this!

Evaluation Criteria

At the annual competition, judges evaluated each entry on how well it met the stated purpose and fulfilled the needs of its audience. They also considered writing, organization, graphics, usability, aesthetics, and the integration of those elements within the overall presentation.

Participating Winners

It was great to see the creative solutions presented by our Boston area winners:

Become a Judge

STC members may volunteer to serve as judges for online or print entries. Top winners are entered in the international competitions for further recognition. Lean more about entering your work or becoming a judge on the Competitions page of the Boston Chapter STC Web site.

View the photo gallery of online award winners.

Carol Macbain is a technical writer and member of the Boston Chapter's Online SIG.