To judge entries, you should have substantial experience in technical communication. You are committing to a process that entails at least 40 hours of work, including ongoing interaction with other members of your judging team. Your work product will be written critiques of the entries you judge. In addition, your team will submit consensus award recommendations for all of your entries.
Plan to attend a half-day judging meeting on Sunday, October 21, 2012, 11am - 2pm, in Berkeley, and at least one member of each judging team should attend the final judging meeting on the weekend of December 1, 2012 (place and time TBD). Judging teams should meet at least once in November to agree on their award recommendations.
Judging benefits you professionally in many ways, but this year there is an added benefit. We will have a drawing for $250.00 toward a 2013 STC membership. We will enter judges who successfully complete their assigned tasks in the drawing.
To volunteer to judge, download the judging application form (a Microsoft Word file), fill it out, and email the completed form to with the subject STC Competition Judge.