TWT Doc-a-thon Contest

Global Docathon Contest

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey of knowledge-sharing and innovation? Then you are at the right place.

TWT Virtual Doc-a-thon 2023 is an opportunity like no other! It is a celebration of documentation in all its glory. It’s a platform for you to showcase your passion for knowledge, your flair for communication, and your genius for organization.

Whether it’s a technical guide, a creative manual, or an instructional masterpiece, this event is your sandbox.

Check out the FAQ section at the bottom if you have questions and REGISTER fast!

Team details

Form a Team of 5 or fewer members.
Nominate a single point of contact (SPOC).
Fill out all the details in the registration form.

Who can participate?

Individuals or teams can participate.
Examples of people who should participate,
Technical Writers
Content Writers
Business Analysts

What's Next!

  • Form a team of like-minded Technical Writers. It is not mandatory though, we are open to individual writers too.
  • Pay the nominal registration fee of INR 300.
  • Fill out this form with your details.
  • Brush your basics, put on your innovative hats on, and connect with your team. Look up new trends in technical writing.
  • Get ready for an exciting day ahead. We will keep you posted.

  • Key Dates

    November 3: Open registrations
    November 30: Close registration
    December 1: Information session for the participants
    December 9: The final event Doc-a-thon (10 AM-6 PM)
    December 30: Winner announcement

    How to Participate

    Register with your team details on or before November 30, 2023.
    We use a Google form for registration. If you are unable to access the form, please contact us.

    What's in it for you?

    Opportunity to connect and work with a team.
    Community exposure and visibility.
    Practice and hone your technical writing skills.
    And of course, a chance to win exciting prizes!


    TWT Doc-a-thon 2023 Awards:
    Prize worth INR 15,000

    • 1st prize – INR 6,000
    • 2nd prize – INR 4,000
    • 3rd prize – INR 2,000
    • Best All-Women Team
    • Best Team from one company
    • Team of Seniors (16+ Years of experience as TW)
    • Best Innovative Young Turks
      (0-4 years of experience as TW)


    • Individuals or Teams can participate.
    • All Teams can have a maximum of 5 members.
    • All teams must identify the team SPOC.
    • All the team members must be available virtually for the actual event on December 9th, 2023.

    Meet the Judges

    Current Role: Senior Manager
    Company: GreyOrange
    Location: Bengaluru
    Experience: 15+ Years
    Click to Connect on LinkedIn

    Current Role: Manager
    Company: Quest Software
    Location: Mumbai
    Experience: 13+ Years
    Click to Connect on LinkedIn

    Current Role: Manager
    Location: Hyderabad, India
    Experience: 14+ Years
    Click to Connect on LinkedIn

    Current Role: Lead Technical Editor
    Company: BMC Software
    Location: Tel Hai, Israel
    Experience: 10+ Years
    Click to Connect on LinkedIn

    Meet the Hosts

    TWT Central COmmittee

    Vishakha Rao

    Technical Writer


    TWT Central Committee

    Jui Ogale

    Technical Writer

    TWT Central COmmittee


    Information Developer
    BMC Software


    TWT Pune Team


    Technical Writer

    Connect with us

    WhatsApp/Call: +91 7337332587

    Send an email:

    FAQs About the Event

    What is the maximum team size allowed?

    Team sizes can range from a minimum of 1 member to a maximum of 5.

    Is this event only for tech writers in India?

    This is a global event. Tech Writers from all countries are encouraged to participate. They can also collaborate with members from India.

    All participants will receive a participation certificate.

    Prize money can be shared only with those who have a bank account with any bank in India.

    Can I participate as an individual?

    Yes, you can.

    What are the rules for the event day?

    The rules are simple. You would need to attend a short meeting with your team where all participating teams will be explained the process in advance.

    We will send a meeting invite to your registered email ID. The meeting will take place on December 9, 2023, 10 A.M IST. 

    If you are not available for the meeting, we will send you the recording of that meeting.

    Is this a virtual event?

    Yes, completely virtual. On the event day, you would need to join using our meeting invite. 

    All the communication will be sent to your registered email ID.

    Why should we nominate a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for our team?

    The role does not give any special status to the team members. We are requesting a SPOC for ease of communication with the participants. It will not be mentioned on the participation certificate.

    For a winning team, the prize money will be distributed equally.

    What are the system requirements for participation?

    There are no specific system requirements. The only requirement is the ability to access MS Teams to attend the event and meetings.

    Please download the MS Teams application when we send the invite.

    Are there any specific skills required to participate?

    No, we do not mandate any mandatory skill set. We are inviting inspired individuals who understand the value of documentation in the product lifecycle and are willing to push themselves to think out of the box.

    All you need is the urge to be innovative using basic technical documentation skills and experience.

    What will be the parameter of evaluation?

    Specific details regarding the doc-a-thon process and evaluation will be provided on the event day, but generally, we’ll assess submissions for originality, teamwork, innovation, user perspective, and sustainable practices.

    Do I get a refund if I am unable to attend after registering?

    No, the registration fee is non-refundable.

    Do I need to be present for the entire event duration?

    While the event starts at 10:00 AM IST on December 9, 2023, we have planned breaks during the day for coffee, chit-chat, and lunch. It’s not mandatory to be present the whole time, but teams should manage their time to ensure the final submission is not affected.

    Will the documents created during the event be used by Tech Writer’s Tribe (TWT)?

    TWT reserves the right to use the submissions as deemed appropriate.

    How will my personal information be used by TWT?

    We collect the information to ensure proper communication and gather the information required ONLY for the related event. 
    We discard your personal information after the event and never share with any individual or company. 
    For event-related announcements, pre- and post-event, only your name and picture will be used on the event page. Your email and mobile numbers are not shared publicly by TWT.

    What are the prizes that can be won?

    While there are multiple types of prizes, please remember that one person or team will receive ONLY ONE prize. 

    List of prizes on offer:

    • 1st prize – INR 6,000
    • 2nd prize – INR 4,000 3rd prize – INR 2,000
    • Best All-Women Team
    • Best Team from one company, Team of Seniors (16+ Years of experience as TW)
    • Best Innovative Young Turks (0-4 years of experience as TW)

    When will the winners be announced?

    The winners will be announced publicly on December 30, 2023.

    I need more information. How do I connect?

    We are providing multiple channels to contact for more details. Please use the one that suits you.

    • LinkedIn: Ping TWT LinkedIn page or members of the host team on LinkedIn.
    • FB/Instagram/Twitter: Ping TWT account.
    • WhatsApp/Telegram: Ping in any TWT WhatsApp or Telegram group.
    • Email: Send an email to
    • Call/WhatsApp: Contact TWT Support on +91 7337332587.


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