Two Energetics publications—Mission-Innovation.net and C3E Awards: Celebrating Five Years of Progress—won awards of merit in the 2017 International Summit Awards competition organized by the Society for Technical Communication (STC). These awards honor printed and electronic communications that demonstrate superior writing, editing, organization, and design. Both publications previously earned awards of excellence in the technical communications competition hosted by STC’s Washington, DC–Baltimore chapter, which enabled them to advance to the international competition.
Energetics’ expert graphic design, web design, and writing and editing teams developed the winning publications in collaboration with clients at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A team member at MELE Associates also helped develop the C3E publication. Both publications are designed to make complex energy topics easily accessible to both energy experts and the public.
The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Program (C3E) seeks to strengthen women’s engagement in the clean energy sector. One of its main goals is to inspire more women to enter the clean energy sector—and this book supports that goal by sharing inspirational stories about women working in the sector. Judges noted that the book succeed in inspiring them with its “well-written and compelling narratives,” and they praised the book as “professional and attractive.”
Mission Innovation (MI) is an international effort that brings together 22 countries and the European Union to accelerate global clean energy innovation. Energetics developed the MI website to raise awareness about MI’s efforts and the need for clean energy innovation, to increase collaboration and information sharing among member countries, and to increase the transparency of MI’s efforts. Energetics has been working with DOE to continually improve the site and keep it up to date. STC judges stated that the website was a “good example of how clear, effective technical communication can help educate a diverse audience on a large and complex subject.”
Energetics’ publications have now earned 49 awards from the STC, including awards at both the regional and international levels.
STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. For more information on the STC, visit https://www.stc.org/.