2006 Technical Communication Competition Awards

The Berkeley Chapter sponsored a 2006 STC technical communication competition to benefit the STC Kenneth Gordon Scholarship. The following sections list the award winners at each of the three award levels recognized in STC competitions. Each section begins with the official criteria for that level of award.

Distinguished

The entry is clearly superior in all areas. It contains no major flaws, and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly in the way it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.

The competition has forwarded these entries to the international art and technical publications competitions.

Brooks-Range All-in-One Map Tool

Jan Johnston-Tyler, EvoLibri Consulting
Matt Brooks, Brooks-Range Mountaineering and Equipment Company

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region

Doris Sloan, University of California Press
John Karachewski, University of California Press

Excellence

The entry consistently meets high standards in all areas. It might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry clearly (if slightly imperfectly) demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.

Aperture Getting Started

Matthew Birdsell, Apple Computer
Alison Brown, Apple Computer
Laura Aubrey, Apple Computer

Aperture User Manual

Bill Grout, Apple Computer
Elizabeth McDevitt, Apple Computer
Amy Martin, Apple Computer

Brooks-Range Ski Guide Cards

Jan Johnston-Tyler, EvoLibri Consulting
Matt Brooks, Brooks-Range Mountaineering and Equipment Company

Citizens Guide to Noxious Weeds

Megann C. Devine, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, King County, Washington
Sasha Shaw, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, King County, Washington

PG1110 Power Gateway for Wireless Applications
Installation and Activation Guide

Vince Swanson, Aurora Networks
Ed Perry, Aurora Networks

Merit

The entry consistently meets high standards in most areas. It might contain a small number of major or minor flaws but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.

Best Practices for Managing Geospatial Data

Andrew Vernon, Autodesk

Cisco Wireline Video/IPTV Solution
Design and Implementation Guide

Michael Meyer, Cisco Systems

Cisco 10008 Router Quick Start Guide

Charmaine Moyer, Cisco Systems
Mark Tandowsky, Cisco Systems
Murphy Matus, Cisco Systems

Environmental Stewardship in King County

Megann C. Devine, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, King County, Washington
Doug Williams, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, King County, Washington

How to Build Mocana Code

Monique Semp, Write Quick, Inc.

LAT Radiator Control & Monitor Console (RCMC)
Acceptance Test Procedure

Susan C. Becker
Jana Thayer, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Opti-Trace OTS Shelf Management Software
Installation and Configuration Guide

Louise Apichell, Aurora Networks
Ed Perry, Aurora Networks

Quick Start Guide for ispLEVER Software

Patrick Harvey, Lattice Semiconductor

Judges

The following volunteers judged the entries:

Anne Wilson, Vince Swanson, Mary Rosberg, Cheryl Morris, Joy Montgomery, Patrick Lufkin, Jessica Livingston, Joel Lipkin, Judith Herr, Guy Haas, Jim Dexter, Melody Brumis

Management

The following members of the Kenneth Gordon Scholarship Committee produced and managed the competition:

Judith M. Herr, Patrick Lufkin, Richard Mateosian, Joy Montgomery