Touchstone 2010-11 Awards
The six Northern California chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) sponsor an annual technical communication competition. Winners in the Distinguished category go on to the Society-level competitions, where they compete with entries from around the world.
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.
Vandalia Goode Gordon Meyer
Erma Petrova Nadia Vladimirova Jody
Joanne Runte Gérard Métrailler John Falsetto
Adrian Garcia Ludmila Minkova Mark Walters
Scott Doubt Heather Button
CorelDRAW User Experience Design Team (2009)
Arthur Manzi Joe Sadusky Paul
Kwong Liew Caroline Bressler
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.
David Tessler Nathan Melsted Carol Gossard
John Moses Dave Moloney Arthur
Kwong Liew Victoria Doll
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.
Julie Finnigan Kimberly Mancebo Tom Llewellyn
Cheryl Morris Luis Yu
Vince Swanson Glenn Carley Ed Perry
Dan Brougher Linda Wiesner Mike
Kristi Caruso Asher Miller
Dany Galgani Dan Barnett Linda
The following people evaluated the entries: Mysti Berry, Patrick Lufkin, Michael Meyer, Joy Montgomery, Chris Muntzer, Bruce Poropat, Vince Swanson, and Alliene Hairston Turner
The following people volunteered in non-judging roles: Guy Haas, Judith Herr, Misty Herr, Joe Humbert, Patrick Lufkin, and Richard Mateosian