The Awards > Rules

Requirements

  • Entries can be delivered through any medium, including websites, printed manuals, PDF files, podcasts, and webhelp for mobile and cloud applications.
  • Each entry will require a registration fee.
  • Entries  must be written in English, but can include multi-lingual translations.
  • Entries must have been published between 1 April of the previous year and 31 July of the award year.
  • Entries must be submitted in the form in which they will be used (paper documents printed and bound, online documents through a website or on CD/DVD etc.).
  • Entries on electronic media must be checked for viruses; entries containing viruses may be disqualified.
  • Additional information can be supplied, particularly for entries designed to be incorporated into a system or suite that may be difficult to judge in isolation. For example, a webinar or shared-screen demonstration of help embedded within software could be accepted as a way of the judges assessing your entry.
  • A section of an information product exceeding 100 pages (printed or online) may be accepted as an entry, provided that it is sufficiently self-contained to judge.
  • Your entry will be judged and awarded against how well it meets its own brief (as described in the entry form) and industry best-practice.
  • The decision of the judges is final.

Judges

  • Are individuals, or representatives from organisations, concerned with promoting high standards of technical communication.
  • May be ISTC Council members.
  • Can enter the awards in the same year they are a Judge, but cannot be involved in Judging their own entries.

Results

  • Your entry will be judged and awarded against how well it meets its own brief (as described in the entry form) and industry best-practice.
  • Winners will be notified in September.
  • Results will be published in ISTC publications.
  • Awards will be presented at the TCUK Conference.
  • Entries will be displayed at the awards ceremony.

Disclaimer

The ISTC, its members, employees or agents, will not accept responsibility for noncompliance with government or industrial security regulations affecting entries, or for loss or damage to any entry. Individuals submitting entries must select the Authorisation check box on the entry form.

 

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