Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

2010 Awards

The 2010 Plain English Awards were held on Friday, 3 September 2010 at Parliament. It was a fantastic night! Congratulations to all winners and finalists.

And the winners are...

Congratulations to our 2010 plain language heroes

Plain English Champion — Best Organisation

Winner: Office of the Auditor-General

Finalist: Cancer Society of New Zealand

Finalist: Statistics New Zealand

Plain English Champion — Best Project

Winner: InfraTrain New Zealand Limited — Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Qualification & Resource Development

Finalist: Ministry of Justice — Civil Justice in the District Courts of New Zealand

Finalist: Ministry of Social Development — Integrity Services Letters

Plain English Champion — Best Individual or Team

Winner: Stephen Leong — Transpower New Zealand Limited

Finalist: Cancer Society of New Zealand

Finalist: Statistics New Zealand

Best Plain English Document — Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO)

Winner: ACC — Handling Cattle Safely

Finalist: Child, Youth and Family — When We Visit

Finalist: InfraTrain New Zealand — Horizontal Directional Drilling Guide

Best Plain English Document — Private Sector

Winner: Sonar6 — Performance Review Marketing Materials

Finalist: House of Travel — Our Business is Your Business Travel

Finalist: PORSE — Let’s PORSE

Best Plain English Website — Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO)

Winner: Child, Youth and Family —

Finalist: Career Services —

Finalist: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority —

Best Plain English Website — Private Sector

Winner: The Wheeling Gourmet —

Finalist: Kiwitax —

Finalist: Martelli McKegg Wells & Cormack —

Best Plain English Sentence Transformation

Winner: Alan Groves — Transpower New Zealand Ltd

Finalist: Judith Wright — Statistics New Zealand

Finalist: Maryland Spencer — ACC

Finalist: Alison Smith — Thames–Coromandel District Council

Best Plain English Technical Communicator

Winner: Meredith Evans — Streamliners NZ Ltd

Finalist: Erwin Timmerman — Dynamic Controls

Finalist: Lesley Hanes — Statistics New Zealand

People’s Choice — Best Plain English Document

Winner: BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited — Multi Sector Unit Trusts Investment Statement

Finalist: Elections New Zealand — Enrolment Form

People's Choice — Best Plain English Website

Winner: NZ Transport Agency—

Finalist: Air New Zealand Grabaseat —

Finalist: IRD Child Support —

People’s Choice — ‘Brainstrain’ Document

Winner: Office for Senior Citizens — Home Equity Release: Code of Practice

Finalist: NZ Post — International Registered Mail prepaid envelope

People’s Choice — ‘Brainstrain’ Website

Winner: Commerce Commission —

Finalist: New Zealand Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) —

Finalist: Massey University Bachelor of Communication —