The Northern California Technical Communication Competition, Touchstone, is beginning for 2012-13. Calendar, entry forms, judging applications -- all available at http://www.stc-touchstone.org.
The six Northern California STC chapters sponsor Touchstone. Proceeds help support the chapters and benefit the STC Kenneth Gordon Scholarship for local technical communication students.
Deadline for entries is Saturday, October 13. First judging meeting is a week later. Winners are announced at a festive event in January. Top winners go to the STC Summit Awards (the international competition).