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Journal Wins "Distinguished" Award

Northwest Public Health (NPH) has won a "distinguished" award in the 2009-2010 International Technical Publications Competition, sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication. NPH is a peer-reviewed journal, published by the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Journal Wins "Distinguished" Award

Three issues of Northwest Public Health were named "distinguished" by the international Society for Technical Communication publications competition.

June 30, 2010

Northwest Public Health (NPH) has won a "distinguished" award in the 2009-2010 International Technical Publications Competition, sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication. NPH is a peer-reviewed journal, published by the University of Washington School of Public Health. Its main audience is the public health practice community in the six states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

TheĀ  award recognizes three issues of the journal: Fall/Winter 2009, "Bridges to the Future: New Partners, New Tools;" Fall/Winter 2008, "Climate Change: Challenging Public Health;"and Spring/Summer 2008, "Preventing Obesity: Moving Beyond Individual Responsibility." Susan Allan and her predecessor, Aaron Katz, were editor-in-chief of these issues. Managing editors were Kathy Hall and her predecessor, Judith Yarrow. Graphic designers were Missie Thurston and her predecessor, Leslie Wall.

Three-judge panels evaluated each entry for such qualities as production, design and typography, copy editing, content and organization, and graphics. In addition, a winning publication must meet the stated purpose for the intended audience. The "distinguished" award is the highest of three levels of recognition. Northwest Public Health became eligible for the international competition by winning a "distinguished" award in the Puget Sound Chapter's competition in January.

The Society for Technical Communication is a professional association that advances the arts and sciences of technical communication. Its members include technical writers, editors, graphic designers, multimedia artists, web and intranet page information designers, translators, and others whose work involves making technical information understandable and available to those who need it.

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