Plain English Awards

celebrate New Zealand's clearest communicators

WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

The purpose of the Trust is to help bring plain English into common use in New Zealand by publically acknowledging the efforts of organisations that use plain English. The Trust was formed in 2008 and organises and hosts the WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards.


Registration with the Charities Commission

The WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 9 September 2009. The Trust’s registration number is CC42158.

Visit the Charities Commission website for more information about the Trust.

Charities Register


Donee organisation status

The Trust has approved donee status from Inland Revenue. It operates on a not-for-profit basis, supported by sponsorship and donations.


Tax credits or deductions for donations to the Trust

Organisations that make donations to the Trust will be able to claim tax credits or a deduction.

  • Non-corporate donors and Maori authorities can claim a tax credit for one-third of the amount they donate, up to the level of their annual net income.
  • Corporate donors can claim a tax deduction for the amount they donate, up to the limit of the company’s net income (income, less expenses, but before the donation is deducted).

Donate to the Awards

We rely on sponsorship and donations to run the Awards. Your generosity is appreciated!

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Sponsor the Awards

Please contact Lynda Harris at lynda@plainenglishawards.org.nz, or call 04 384 6447, if you’d like to sponsor the Awards.