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Winners Announced In The 2021 Plain English Awards

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 8:15 pm | Plain English Awards

Winners in the 2021 annual Plain English Awards were announced at an online ceremony earlier today. More than a hundred people attended the virtual ceremony, including many Awards supporters from outside New Zealand. Two Champion winners The award for ... More >>

Finalists announced in the 16th Plain English Awards

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 1:00 pm | Plain English Awards

The past year has been one in which many individuals and organisations have been hard at work adapting to their new normal. Many people have been busier than ever, getting used to an ever-changing work environment. That’s why organisers of the ... More >>

Plain English Awards Now Accepting Entries From Australia

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 5:44 am | Plain English Awards

Plain language is important to New Zealand and New Zealanders. It’s also a big thing in Australia. At the moment, Australia doesn’t have any awards celebrating clear communication. After recognising the gap and fielding several enquiries, the ... More >>

Plain English Awards Return With Gusto In 2021

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 6:08 am | Plain English Awards

After holding off entries last year, the full Plain English Awards are back in 2021. The Awards will look a little different this year, with a virtual ceremony and some new ways for entrants to share their inspiring work in clear communication. Fresh ... More >>

Cruddy communications can cause complete chaos

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:19 am | Plain English Awards

What’s the worst that can happen if you can’t understand what’s written to you? At first, it might seem that the consequences of poor communication surely couldn’t be that bad. But if you consider the question for just a little longer, it soon becomes ... More >>

Your chance to change the way New Zealand communicates

Sunday, 2 June 2019, 10:37 am | Plain English Awards

Have you ever received a letter in the mail and not understood a word of it? Paid a bill incorrectly because the invoice was so misleading? Received an annual report that was so full of jargon and technical talk that you had no idea whether the company ... More >>

Winners announced in the 13th Plain English Awards

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:46 pm | Plain English Awards

Winners in the 13th annual Plain English Awards were announced at a ceremony in Wellington this evening. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester gave an opening address to a full house of finalists from throughout New Zealand, gathered at the City Gallery Wellington. More >>

Plain English Awards close this Friday

Monday, 27 August 2018, 1:25 pm | Plain English Awards

Entries in the 2018 Plain English Awards close this Friday Are you an individual or an organisation looking for recognition in one of New Zealand’s leading industry awards? Then get in quick: you only have until the end of Friday this week, 31 August, ... More >>

Enter the 2018 Plain English Awards

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:23 pm | Plain English Awards

New Zealanders have until the end of August to enter the 2018 Plain English Awards. More >>

2018 Plain English Awards

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 10:38 am | Plain English Awards

New Zealanders have until the end of August to enter the 2018 Plain English Awards. More >>

Recognising the best of the plain English best

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:48 pm | Plain English Awards

What’s the best feedback you could hope for about a website that you or your organisation has created? What’s the greatest outcome you could imagine from a document your organisation has published? And what’s the most satisfying result you could wish ... More >>

Winners Announced in the 12th Plain English Awards

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:56 am | Plain English Awards

Utilities Disputes was the big winner at the 2017 Plain English Awards held at the Royal Society Te Apārangi in Wellington last night. Jerome Chapman, Deputy Commissioner, received the Best Organisation supreme award on behalf of the not-for-profit company. ... More >>

4 weeks left to enter the Plain English Awards

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:08 pm | Plain English Awards

If you’ve written a communication that’s clear, simple, and easy to understand, now’s the time to enter this year’s Plain English Awards. More >>

2017 Plain English Awards: more carrot than stick

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 12:06 pm | Plain English Awards

Turning their back on officialese and corporate jargon, government agencies and commercial firms are again vying for honours in the annual Plain English Awards. Entries are open across nine categories. Awards are available for everything from superb sentence ... More >>

Announcing the finalists for the 2015 Plain English Awards

Monday, 19 October 2015, 12:32 pm | Plain English Awards

The list of finalists for the 2015 Plain English Awards is now out. Judges had 140 entries to read through, and a hard job choosing between them. Any individual or organisation that made the finalist list should be very proud to be there. More >>

Plain English a bottom line issue for businesses

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 12:23 pm | Plain English Awards

Simple language is a bottom line issue for businesses and more New Zealand organisations are recognising the fact. More >>

People have plain English power

Monday, 22 June 2009, 12:03 pm | Plain English Awards

Don’t you hate it when a business is happy to take your money but doesn’t think communicating with you clearly is important? Gobbledygook can come in many forms. It could be an obscure clause in your insurance policy that leaves you high and dry. ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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