Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Information for judges of the 2022 Awards

A snapshot of the judges’ webinar and all the information you need for judging in 2022

A wrap-up of our judges’ webinar

A huge thank you to those of you who attended our judges’ webinar on Tuesday, 26 July. For those of you who couldn’t make it, never fear. We have all the information you need on this page and throughout our website.

Thank you to Melissa Wardell, our previous Awards coordinator, and a 2022 judge, who presented our webinar. And thanks to Steph Prince, judge and previous winner, who shared some advice on judging the Awards and what to look for when applying the judging criteria.

We really appreciate Melissa and Steph’s contribution, and know you’ll find their insights and experience valuable.

Recording of judges’ webinar

We recorded the webinar for those who were unable to make it, or to refresh your memory if you did attend.

View the recording of the judges webinar

PowerPoint slides

You may like to download the PowerPoint slides that were covered over the webinar.

View and download the PowerPoint slides shown at the webinar (483 KB PDF)

Instructions for judges

You may like to print this summary document with a snapshot of the information from the webinar.

You’ll also find key dates in this document.

Download and print the instructions for judges (245 KB PDF)

Show your support with a ‘Proud judge of the 2022 Plain Language Awards’ logo

You’re welcome to use your judges’ logo on your website, social media, or email signature to promote your support of the 2022 Awards.

Download your judges’ logo

Useful links about judging the 2022 Awards

How the judging process works

Judges for the 2022 Plain Language Awards

Plain language criteria for documents and websites

What types of user-testing do judges look for?

The Awards categories for 2022

Entry terms and conditions

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A quick thank you to all judges

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to be a judge in the 2022 Plain Language Awards. We couldn’t do this without you!

And a special thank you to our lead judges for taking on the extra responsibility of leading your panel.

We would also like to thank all the judges that have shared information about the Plain Language Awards on LinkedIn. That has been incredible to see.

We’re looking forward to a great Awards season!