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Competition News 01/26/2008

Posted by Yvonne Wade Sanchez in Competition News.
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jowell.jpgStatistics from the 2007-2008 Competition

by Jowell Lydon, Vice President of Competitions

Here are a few statistics about this year’s  competition that you might find interesting. This year the Houston chapter sent the Atlanta, George chapter (our trading partner) 92 entries.

Here is the breakdown:

  • 14 for Online, of which 4 received Merit awards, and 3 received Excellence awards (50% received awards)
  • 15 for Technical Art, of which one received Merit, 3 received Excellence, and 10 received Distinguished. This is a remarkable achievement (93.3% received awards). The graphic artists outdid themselves this year
  • 62 for Tech Pubs, of which 20 received Merit, 14 received Excellence, and 4 received Distinguished (61% received awards)

Overall, 63% of our entries received awards, indicating once again the outstanding quality of work done by technical writers in our community (which includes writers from Austin, College Station, and our satellite chapter in Lafayette, Louisiana). In addition, we had a number of non-members also participate. The awards are also distributed across a wide range of companies, indicating the breadth of talent in the communities that the Houston chapter represents and serves.

The total number of entries is down slightly from last year, but our chapter did have participation from a broader range of companies.

Sponsors and Volunteers

STC Houston couldn’t do it without sponsors and volunteers, so we would like to give special thanks to our company sponsor, Jump2 Group. Jump2Group produced the excellent graphic design work for the call for entries, award certificates, banquet program, and banquet slides.

In addition, STC Houston would like to thank this year’s judges:

  • Veronica Acevedo
  • Wendy Bovee
  • Doug Brown
  • Marcus Bryant
  • Kevin Chou
  • Cynthia Claxton
  • Jessica Dickerson
  • Alyssa Fox
  • Erika Frensley
  • Brian Galloway
  • Julie Garrison
  • Kim Hart
  • Jeremy Hart
  • Crystal Johnson
  • Meredith Kramer
  • Jowell Lydon
  • Robert Nagle
  • Elizabeth Navarro
  • Cindy Pao
  • Susan Park
  • David Richards
  • Sandra Rybarczyk
  • Maureen Sahualla
  • Rick Sanchez
  • Caleb Schmidt
  • Lee Turner
  • Yvonne Wade Sanchez
  • Rose Walker
  • Denise Wenner
  • Jocelyn Williams

You’ll have to attend the competition banquet to find out who the award winners are.

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