A huge round of applause to our 2023 Plain Language Awards winners and finalists!
We appreciate the hard work that went into all your entries. Well done to you all!
Thanks to all who came to the Awards ceremony at Parliament. Wow! What a night! And thanks to those who watched the livestream.
Stay tuned for ceremony photos coming in the next week. You’ll be able to read judges comments on each winner and finalist, as well as media statements.
Till then, we hope our winners enjoy basking in the limelight!
Winner: Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ Team, Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ
Finalist: Digital and Customer Experience Team, Auckland Council
Winner: Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission — De-jargoning Money
Finalist: Ministry of Social Development — Feeling Anxious About Work webpage
Finalist: Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga / Ministry of Education — DI4OL Privacy Impact Assessment: Plain language summary
Winner: AA Insurance — Working Towards a Resolution brochure
Finalist: Simplicity NZ Ltd — Money Made Simple: Managing your money — a guide for all New Zealanders
Finalist: Stronger Schools, Streamliners — Nurturing Wellbeing in the Classroom
Winner: Te Whatu Ora / Health New Zealand — immunise.health.nz
Finalist: Ministry of Social Development — changeispossible.org.nz
Finalist: National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) — getready.govt.nz
Winner: Banked — banked.co.nz
Finalist: Litmus — litmus.co.nz
Winner: Kate Sumner, Auckland Council — sentence from Auckland Plan: Measuring progress
Finalist: Kate Sumner, Auckland Council — sentence from Digital Knowledge Hub: Writing for the web
Finalist: Michel Mathew, Auckland Council — sentence from Industrial and Trade Activity (ITA) business and stormwater
Winner: Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage — 2021/22 Te Pūrongo ā-Tau Manatū Taonga Annual Report Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Finalist: Westpac New Zealand Staff Superannuation Scheme — Westpac New Zealand Staff Superannuation Scheme: Navigating through uncertain times
Finalist: National Trauma Network — Annual Report 2021/22
Highly Commended: Grampians Health — Freedom of Information decision letter
Winner: Helen Bradford, Capire
Finalist: Mercedes Glover, Fusion5
Finalist: Sarah Bichan, Streamliners
Winner: New Zealand Parole Board — NZPB Victim Notification Pack
Finalist: Manaaki Tāngata / Victim Support New Zealand — Victim Assistance Scheme (VAS) overview poster
Finalist: Ministry of Social Development — Emergency Housing webpage
Winner: Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand — beacons.org.nz
Finalist: Cogo — Cogo’s Impact Model
Finalist: Powershop — powershop.co.nz