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The Boston Chapter of STC invites you to participate in the annual Technical Publications, Technical Art, and Electronic Documentation competitions. We provide the first level of judging for the international competitions. The winners of the highest level of award are sent on to compete with entries from all over the world.

All technical communicators -- including students and non-members -- are eligible to enter. You may submit your own work or submit entries on behalf of your coworkers. (The author must consent to the entry.) The deadline for all three competitions is September 29, 1999.

Take advantage of this opportunity to be recognized for the excellence of your work. The judges provide valuable peer reviews and winning an award is not only personally satisfying but provides the thrill of being able to tell your manager or client that the piece you produced was recognized by the Society for Technical Communication.

There are a few changes in the competition this year. Please review the Call for Entries carefully for details about these changes and definitions, fees, and rules for the competitions.

In addition, please consider being a judge this year. As a judge you will view a broad range of your peers' work and see first hand the wide variety of media through which we communicate and the many industries that employ our skills and talents. You can judge and still submit entries to the competitions we make sure that you do not judge your own entry.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Good Luck!

Competition Information

Important Dates

Competition Training Consensus Judging
Technical Art Oct. 20 (mandatory) Nov. 13
Electronic Documentation Oct. 27 (optional for returning judges) Nov. 6
Technical Publications Oct. 23 (optional) Nov. 13

Competition Frequently-Asked Questions

Awards Banquet Information

The date is set for the Boston Chapter STC Competitions Awards Banquet. What better time to make a change than at the beginning of a new millennium?

This year's competitions committee has moved the date of the Awards Banquet and is looking forward to a great evening of cocktails, dinner, and awards. The date is set for Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at the Thomson Country Club in North Reading, MA. A buffet-style dinner will be served.

Cocktail and Social Hour starts at 5:30 pm, with a cash bar. Dinner will be served at 6:45 pm with the awards ceremony immediately following.

The award-winning entries will be on display throughout the banquet. This presents a great opportunity for you to see a variety of winning entries and generate new ideas for your upcoming projects.

Tickets are $35 for entrants and other attendees or $25 for judges. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please mail your check to Sandra Sabetty c/o MicroTech Professionals PO Box 496 Waltham, MA 02454-0496. Checks should be made payable to STC. Please register by February 2. Contact Sandra at or call her at 781-890-6444x120 with any questions or concerns.

If you are unable to attend the Awards Banquet, you can still find out who won by visiting the Competitions Winners page.


From 128 North

  1. Take Exit 41 - Main St/Lynnfield Center/Wakefield.
  2. Bear right off the exit and follow the road for 4.2 miles, making sure to bear left (Main Street) at Lynnfield Center.
  3. Take a left onto Route 62. Thomson Country Club will be .3 miles on the left.

From 128 South or Route 1 North

  1. Take Route 114 West to Middleton.
  2. Take a left onto Route 62 at Angelica's Restaurant in Middleton.
  3. Follow for 2 miles, making sure to bear right onto Route 62 after 1.7 miles. Thomson Country Club will be on the left.

From Route 93

  1. Take Exit 39 - Concord Street.
  2. Take a right at the end of the ramp and follow Concord Street 1.8 miles to Route 28 in Reading. You see an East Gate Liquor store on your left and a Lobster Claw Seafood restaurant across the street.
  3. Take a left onto Route 28 and follow the road for .8 miles.
  4. When you reach a set of light near Kitty's Restaurant, take a right onto Route 62 and follow the road for 4.4 miles. Thomson Country Club will be on the right.

Competition Contacts

For general questions, contact us at or for specific questions use the contacts listed below.

Competitions Administrator

Ellen Lidington, Phone: (781)444-1094,

Competitions General Manager

Linda Holiner, Home Phone: (508) 785-2918, E-mail:

Competition Coordinator, Art

Kristine Claremont, Work Phone: (781) 386-6724,
Fax: (781) 386-9163, E-mail:

Competition Coordinator, Electronic Documentation

Helen Chen, Phone: 617-747-7000 x 501

Competition Coordinators, Publications

Paul Priola, Work Phone: (781) 461-3765
Fax: (781) 461-3010, E-mail:

Donna Ayres, Phone: (781) 895-1155

Banquet Coordinator

Sandra Sabetty, Work Phone: (781) 890-6444

Awards and Recognition

Open, Contact Linda Holiner if interested.

Open Positions

We are looking for people to help with next year's competitions. If you are interested please read about the positions available.

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Last Modified June 6, 2000