I entered the 2007 STC technical publication competition because I wanted to see how our manuals compared to an international standard for good technical writing. Operating as a lone writer who has to depend on the subject matter experts to do most of the writing can make one nervous about quality. I was pleased to discover that we met the standard; it validated our documentation process.
Interested in entering? Go over to the STC Toronto site, click "Competition' in the navigation bar on the left, and find out more.