Plain English Awards

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Best Plain English Sentence Transformation award


The Best Plain English Sentence Transformation award recognises the best plain English rewrite of an ‘unplain’ sentence by a New Zealand organisation. Entries are judged against internationally accepted principles of plain English.

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.


What you need to know

Each organisation may enter up to three entries in this category.

Sentences that have been edited by Write Limited are not eligible to enter this award.


Prizes for this award

The winner of the Best Plain English Sentence Transformation award 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.