The Best Plain English Legal Document award recognises the best example of a legal document written in plain English. Entries are judged against internationally accepted principles of plain English.
Entries in this category cost $125+GST ($65+GST for not-for-profit organisations). This fee contributes towards the Trust’s administration costs.
Entries for this award should be documents used in formal contexts such as contracts, agreements, terms and conditions, notices, deeds, judgments, legal opinions, and so on. The document is likely to cover a legally enforceable Act, process, obligation, or right.
You may enter up to three complete documents written by your organisation. But if your organisation is made up of many entities, each entity can enter up to three documents.
There is no limit to document length, but we encourage shorter entries where possible. Entries should be whole documents, rather than extracts.
On the entry form you will be asked to give details of the document’s purpose, the intended audience, and the results achieved. You will also be asked if the document was user-tested.
You can enter print (in pdf form) or online versions of your legal document.
Private sector and public sector organisations can enter.
The winner of the Best Plain English Legal Document award will receive:
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.