Call for Entries: Touchstone, the
Northern California technical communication
competition, has issued a call for entries
for the 2011-12 competition.
Touchstone primarily serves Northern California,
but also accepts entries from elsewhere.
Touchstone is accepting entries in the
technical publications, technical art,
and online technical communication categories.
The deadline for entries is Saturday,
October 1, 2011. Winners will
be announced at a ceremony in January,
2012. For more information, visit
Touchstone is co-sponsored by the Northern
California chapters of the Society for
Technical Communication (STC). Proceeds
help support chapter activities and the
STC Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship,
which provides grants to students enrolled
in technical communication programs in
Entries that win Touchstone's highest
award levels go on to the STC international
technical communication competitions.
Winning an award in an STC competition
can bring recognition from professional
peers and increased visibility with employers
and clients. Toward this end, Touchstone
holds a public awards ceremony, and also
offers to present awards at entrants'
workplaces. These workplace presentations
are often attended by entrants' peers,
managers, and company executives.
Touchstone also seeks to advance the technical
communication profession by providing
useful feedback to entrants. Whether an
entry wins an award or not, Touchstone's
experienced judges provide feedback to
help entrants improve their work. Many
entrants regard this feedback as a major
benefit of entering.
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