Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

The Plain English Awards
The Plain English Awards

Let’s celebrate New Zealand’s and Australia’s clearest communicators

The Plain Language Awards are gearing up for their most exciting year yet.

Communication is the bedrock of society, so let’s make it as inclusive as possible.

Drumroll please … announcing our 2023 Plain Language Awards finalists!

Our plain language experts from around the world have been reviewing and scoring this year’s entries, on the lookout for sparkling clarity and pristine presentation.

And now we’re excited to announce our 2023 finalists! Follow the link below to see who shone out from the crowd.

See the 2023 Awards finalists

We’re excited to be celebrating at Parliament this year!

This year’s Awards ceremony will combine all the best bits of previous Awards ceremonies to create something truly special. We will be celebrating with glitz and glamour in the splendid halls of the New Zealand Parliament, which couldn’t be more fitting, with the Plain Language Act coming into effect this year. But if you are a far-flung fan, never fear! We’ve got you covered too — we’ll be live streaming the event around the world so everyone can still join in. So go buy some new party shoes, or a fancy onesie if you’ll be joining from the comfort of your couch, and be sure to put 26 October in your diary!

DateThursday, 26 October 2022
Time5.00pm to 8.00pm
LocationParliament, and live-streamed online
MCJames Elliott
Co-hostThomas McGrath,Write Limited
Get tickets for ParliamentBuy tickets here
Cost: $45 + a booking fee
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Sharing your plain language stories

Do you have a story to share about your passion for plain language? Or maybe about a project you’re currently working on? We love to hear your stories, so our gallery is open year-round for you to upload your videos. Let’s share the love and celebrate your hard work!

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