We received more facts about the Awards that Donna Cuyle, Dave Schriber, Susan Spear, Kim Bush and Joan Rifanburg won in the Society for Technical Communications Annual competition.

In addition to the Award of Excellence we were honored to receive a Distinguished Award from the Rochester chapter at the 43rd annual conference.

This is the first time we have been successful in obtaining that level of award. This is a difficult achievement to obtain and we have been working on this level of award by reviewing the comments (mostly from non-winning entrants) from judges over the past few years and identifying areas where we could be effective in making improvements.

Much to our delight, when we went to accept the awards in Rochester we learned that not only did we win one of the five distinguished awards, we also won “Overall Best of Show,” out of 38 submitted publications. Our publication was judged higher than publications from Eastman Kodak, Xerox and other companies.

If that wasn’t enough, we also learned that we also won a Distinguished Award at the next level of competition, which is the International Technical Publications Competition. Only distinguished award winners from regions can advance and be judged at the international level. There were a total of two recipients of Distinguished Awards from our region. There were a total of 14 Distinguished Awards announced for the international competition out of 86 entrants who made it to that level. Entries were from companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Apple, IBM, and other high profile companies.

There were 33 judges from around the US and Germany.

It feels good.

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