Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Become a sponsor

You can become a sponsor for the Awards

For 18 years, the Plain Language Awards have encouraged organisations and individuals to break with tradition, throw out the ‘business speak’ rule book, and care enough to be clear.

The Awards are run by the not-for-profit WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust.

Sponsoring the Awards shows you support a fairer society

A plain language approach to communication is a radical commitment to putting customers and colleagues first — a culture-changing shift in how society operates. Our sponsors sit alongside us on the journey, adding a new voice to the chorus calling for fair and clear communication from private and public sector organisations.

Here’s your chance to support the cause! Our sponsors become part of our Awards team, and we’d love to have you on board.

Our entrants change New Zealand’s communication landscape

Through their plain language efforts, our Awards entrants and winners are helping to create a fairer and clearer society. Previous entrants and winners have:

  • produced plain language contracts and financial documents, leading to increased financial literary and customer empowerment
  • written hundreds of government communications in plain language, enabling the public to understand their rights and responsibilities
  • created insurance policies that are easy for people to act on in a hurry and under pressure
  • turned dense reports into engaging and entertaining content, leading to greater stakeholder engagement and understanding.

Show your customers and the world that you care

By sponsoring the Plain Language Awards, you’ll show your customers and the public that you care.

Your brand will be promoted to a wide audience. We’ll do this by:

  • featuring you in a blog post on the Awards website and in our newsletter
  • thanking and showcasing you on our social media sites
  • promoting your logo and brand on our website and through social media
  • giving you the opportunity to submit a video for the Awards website
  • thanking you in our online Awards ceremony.

Our sponsors are part of our team

We’d love to have a chat with you to find out your story. We can answer any questions you might have, and work with you to make sponsoring the Awards work for you.

Email us at

Our sponsors

Another way you can help

Donate on our givealittle page