Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

2012 Awards shortlist

Congratulations to all organisations that made the shortlist!

Plain English Champion — Best Organisation

No shortlist published

Plain English Champion — Best Individual or Team

Cancer Society of New Zealand — Editorial Team
NZ Transport Agency — Manawatu Gorge Team
NZ Transport Agency — The Give Way Rule Team
Rural Women New Zealand — Paddy Twist and Craig Matthews
Telecom New Zealand Limited — Online Information Team

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

Building Service Contractors Industry Training Organisation — Cleaners’ workbook
Commerce Commission — Electricity and the Commerce Commission’s role
Cancer Society of New Zealand — Chemotherapy
Greater Wellington Regional Council — Queen Elizabeth Park brochure 
Hamilton City Council — Hamilton’s 2012-22 Draft 10-Year Plan Summary
Ministry of Social Development — Services for Seniors
Ministry of Social Development — Strategies with Kids, Information for Parents (SKIP)
NZ Transport Agency — Give Way Rules
Quitline — The Quit Book
Statistics New Zealand — How to tell a story using statistics

Best Plain English Document — Private Sector

Blue Mountain Adventure Centre — Conquer Your Own Mountain!
For Life Education & Training (NZ) Ltd — Talk to Me 
Gareth Morgan Investments — Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Scheme Annual Report 2012
Motor Trade Association (MTA) — 2012 MTA Code of Ethics 
Motor Trade Association (MTA) — MTA handbook 2012
PORSE Education & Training (NZ) Ltd — PORSE Learning Guide 
Telecom New Zealand Limited — Android Battery Management 
Telecom New Zealand Limited — Why is my Broadband Usage so High? 

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

Cancer Society of New Zealand — 
Careers New Zealand — 
Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income —
NZ Transport Agency —
Cancer Society of New Zealand — 
Inland Revenue Department —
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment —
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment — 
Quitline —
The New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services —

Best Plain English Website — Private Sector

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd —
Blue Mountain Adventure Centre — 
Eftpos Warehouse (Two-Nil Media) —
Gareth Morgan Investments —
Martelli McKegg Lawyers — 
Simply Energy Limited —

Best Plain English Sentence Transformation

Kiwibank Limited — Emma Bassett
Inland Revenue Department — Megan Mills
Inland Revenue Department — Rachel Barnett
Telecom New Zealand Limited — Annette Hamilton (2 entries)

Best Plain English Technical Communicator

Commerce Commission — Allanah Kalafatelis
Telecom New Zealand Limited — Sarah Burns
Xero — Kylie McGrath

Best Plain English Investor Document

Goldman Henry — US50 Fund Ltd. Annual Report 2011
Goldman Henry — US50 Fund Ltd. Investment Statement and Prospectus 2012
Pathfinder Management Ltd — Pathfinder Asset Management Prospectus
UDC Finance Limited — UDC Secured Investments Prospectus 65

People’s Choice — Best Plain English Communication

No shortlist published

People’s Choice — Worst ‘Brainstrain’ Communication

We can’t very well congratulate the ‘Brainstrain’ shortlist but here they are!

Inland Revenue Department — Business Tax Update Issue 31 July 2012
Inland Revenue Department — KiwiSaver enrolment letter
Nova Energy — Standard Terms for Gas and Electricity Supply

Best Plain English Turnaround

No shortlist published