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The Willamette Valley Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is
now mailing rule books and entry forms to technical writers, graphics
artists, and online help authors interested in submitting their best work to
the 1995-96 Technical Publications, Art, and Online Communication
Competition. Chapter members and local organizations have already received
notification via mail, but to ensure the highest possible participation,
this e-mail is being sent as well.
The theme of this year's competition is "Unraveling Technical Mysteries,"
which highlights technical communicators as "sleuths" when it comes to
uncovering important information. Phillip Margolin, a criminal defense
attorney and Portland, Oregon author, has agreed to speak at the awards
celebration on January 18, 1996.
The competition is open to technical communicators both inside and outside
of the Willamette Valley, and non-STC communicators are also encouraged to
participate. Entries judged to be superior are eligible for recognition at
the international competition. All entries are returned with an in-depth
critique from the judges regarding format, style, voice, layout,
organization, etc. Final date for submission of entries is October 14, 1995;
no entries are accepted after that date. To receive a rule book and entry
form, send your name and postal address by e-mail to the address below: