The purpose of the UK Technical Communication Awards is to recognise the value of clear, concise and effective information products. Whether online or printed, the impact of highly effective documentation is felt by industry, commerce, academia and most of all, users. Individuals and teams that develop excellent information products deserve to have their efforts recognised, as do the companies that invest in them.
For more than two decades, the ISTC Documentation Awards provided the UK’s annual opportunity for technical communicators to receive this recognition. They gave an international platform for companies, teams and individuals to be rewarded for their achievements by their peers. The new award scheme continues this proud tradition and extends it to encourage even wider participation.
The UK Technical Communication Awards are open to any individual or team, whether employed, self-employed, contracting, volunteering, permanent, temporary, full-time or part-time. You do NOT have to be a member of the ISTC to nominate someone, and the nominee doesn’t have to be to a member of the ISTC either. You can nominate yourself if you wish; the judges’ decisions will be made solely on the merits of the entries, not on who nominated the entries.
We encourage entries of product/process documentation and technical innovation – the “traditional” entries – as well as entries such as blog posts, books, training material, e-learning and anything that displays, encourages or helps the production of high-quality technical communication.
There are some rules to follow, so take a quick look at them before you start nominating. Check out the 9 categories that will be awarded and to nominate someone, or to nominate yourself, go here. Go on, you and your team deserve it!