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Competition Winners

2000-2001 Technical Communication Award Competition Winners

Each year, the Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter conducts the Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award Competition for high school students in grades 10-12. This local competition supports excellence in technical communication at the high school level and encourages the next generation to consider technical writing as a career goal. The best papers win cash awards: $1000 for Distinguished, $500 for Excellence, $300 for Merit, and $50 for Honorable Mention. The papers are judged in terms of their objectivity, clarity, overall impact, and the extent to which the significance of the topic is shown.

The local competitions are held in the fall. The top winners are entered in the International Student Technical Writing Competition (ISTWC), which takes place in February. This competition provides a unique avenue for international recognition. Awards in the international competition are $1000 for Distinguished, $500 for Excellence, $300 for Merit, and a certificate for Honorable Mention.
A gold star marks the winning entries in the International Competition.

Congratulations to all the student writers who won awards in the Washington, DC - Baltimore Chapter's Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award Competition!

Student Grade Subject School Teacher
Davis Hasty 10 Deep Sea Vents: The Origin of Life? gold star
Subject Area: Biology
Blake High School
Silver Spring, MD
Mrs. Paula M. Rowe
Bethany Baird Skelton 12 The Effect of pH on Earthworm's Pulse Rate— The Effect of Earthworms on the pH of Soil gold star
Subject Area: Biology
Washington Lee High School
Arlington, VA
Ms. Marlene Smith
Monika Schleier-Smith 12 Fractal Analysis of Stylistic Evolution in the Violin Concerto
Subject Area: Mathematics
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA
Mr. Robert Lathan
Honorable Mention

There were no Honorable Mentions this year.

For more information, contact Betty Montgomery, Education Committee Advisor, at
301-622-4912 (home), 301-601-4694 (work), (Secretary: 301-601-0302), 301-601-0308 (fax) or by email at

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