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Touchstone: A fine-grained stone used in assaying precious metals; hence, any test or criterion by which the qualities of a thing can be recognized or measured.

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Touchstone is the Northern California Technical Communication Competition. It is a regional competition, sponsored by the Bay Area STC chapters. It feeds into the STC Society-level competitions. Proceeds from the competition benefit the Kenneth Gordon Scholarship, which supports technical communication students at local colleges.

About Touchstone

Winners of Prior Competitions

This Year's Touchstone Competition

Call for Entries

   Printable flyer (PDF)

Call for Judges

   Downloads for Judges

If you have questions, send email to . Make the subject of the email STC Competition Query.

See the list of winners of the 2014-2015 competition!

Here are the links to the winning entries of the 2014-2015 competition that are on line.