Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

2023 Awards

Congratulations to our 2023 winners and finalists!

Trophies of the 2023 Plain Language Awards waiting for their winners | Photo by Crystal Richardson

We celebrated our plain language champions for 2023 at our fantastic Awards ceremony at New Zealand Parliament on 26 October.

A huge round of applause to our 2023 Plain Language Awards winners and finalists (below).

Watch the 2023 Plain Language Awards ceremony (YouTube)

2023 Awards in the media

2023 Awards photos (flickr)

2023 Awards judges

2023 Awards finalists and shortlists

2023 Awards categories

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Congratulations to our 2023 plain language heroes

Plain Language Champion — Best Organisation

Winner: thinkstep-anz

Plain Language Champion — Best Individual or Team

Winner: Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ team

Finalist: Digital and Customer Experience Team, Auckland Council

Best Plain Language Document — Private Sector

Winner: AA Insurance

Finalist: Simplicity NZ Ltd

Finalist: Stronger Schools, Streamliners

Best Plain Language Website — Public Sector

Winner: Te Whatu Ora / Health New Zealand

Finalist: Ministry of Social Development

Finalist: National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Best Plain Language Website — Private Sector

Winner: Banked

Finalist: Litmus

Best Plain Language Sentence Transformation

Winner: Kate Sumner, Auckland Council

Finalist: Kate Sumner, Auckland Council

Finalist: Michel Mathew, Auckland Council

Best Plain Language Technical Communicator

Winner: Helen Bradford, Capire

Finalist: Mercedes Glover, Fusion5

Finalist: Sarah Bichan, Streamliners

People’s Choice — Best Plain Language Communication

Winner: Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand

Finalist: Cogo

Finalist: Powershop