Plain English Awards

celebrate New Zealand's clearest communicators

Best Plain English Document

The Best Plain English Document category has two awards

  • Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation
  • Private Sector

Entry form

Entries in this category cost $125+GST ($65+GST for not-for-profit organisations). This fee contributes towards the Trust’s administration costs.


The Best Plain English Document awards recognise the best examples of a plain English document from each sector. Entries are judged against internationally accepted principles of plain English.


What you need to know

Each organisation may enter up to three complete documents written by their organisation. There is no limit to document length, but we encourage shorter entries where possible. Entries should be whole documents, rather than extracts.


Prizes for this award

The winner of each of the Best Plain English Document awards will receive:

  • a stunning steel and bronze trophy produced for the Awards by Wellington sculptor Campbell Maud
  • the latest StyleWriter plain English editing software — single-user licence (from Editor Software)
  • a place on any of Write Limited’s 1-day public workshops.

Entry form

Please email enquiries@plainenglishawards.org.nz if you have any questions.