Let’s celebrate New Zealand’s and Australia’s clearest communicators
The Plain Language Awards are proving to be the most exciting year yet!
Communication is the bedrock of society, so let’s make it as inclusive as possible.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the ceremony. What a buzz! People had clearly been missing the in-person atmosphere, and it was great to see so many familiar faces — and plenty of new ones too.
Thanks again to our wonderful photographer, Crystal Richardson, who captured some great shots of the night!
Our plain language experts from around the world worked tirelessly to review and score this year’s entries, on the lookout for sparkling clarity and pristine presentation.
And now we’re excited to announce our 2023 winners! Follow the link below to see who shone out from the crowd.
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!
We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Best Communication award honours an outstanding example of a plain language document or webpage nominated by a member of the public
The Brainstrain award reveals, in good humour, the document or webpage most notable for confusing and dumbfounding its target audience
Winner: Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ team
Finalist: Ministry of Social Development
Winner: New Zealand Parole Board