Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Judges for the 2022 Plain Language Awards

Introducing our expert judging panel

We’re enormously grateful to have the guidance and insight of the experts on our international panel of judges. Find out more about each of our judges below.

Award categoryLead judgeJudges
Plain Language Champion — Best OrganisationMatt HuntingtonMatt Huntington
Cinzia Theobald
David Boyle
Plain Language Champion — Best Individual or TeamSteph PrinceSteph Prince
Irene Stotko
Teresa Housel
Best Plain Language Document — Public SectorRob WallerRob Waller
Dana Skopal
Meredith Evans
Best Plain Language Document — Private SectorJonathan TanJonathan Tan
Charlotte Davis
Susan Kleimann
Best Plain Language Website — Public SectorMarjon LeemborgMarjon Leemborg
Beverley Stevens
Kathryn Reeves
Best Plain Language Website — Private SectorKylie McGrathKylie McGrath
Paula van Gemen
Lisa Wilde
Best Plain Language Sentence TransformationMaryland SpencerMaryland Spencer
Gina Frampton
Melissa Wardell
Best Plain Language Annual ReportDeanna Lorianni and Emma FosseyDeanna Lorianni
Emma Fossey
Verity White
Best Plain Language Legal DocumentJan BowenJan Bowen
Andrew Pegler
James Burgess
Best Plain Language Technical CommunicatorKathleen DobsonKathleen Dobson
Linda Lior
Emma Harding
Best Plain Language TurnaroundErica MatherErica Mather
Mary McLaughlin
Fraser Buffini
People’s Choice — Best Plain Language Communication and Worst Brainstrain Communication Jacqueline TaylorJacqueline Taylor
Roz Lawlor
Emily Harris

How the judging process works

Plain language criteria for documents and websites

What types of user-testing do judges look for?

Entry terms and conditions