Plain English Awards

celebrate New Zealand's clearest communicators

Best Plain English Website

There are two awards in the Best Plain English Website category

  • 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 awards recognise the best examples of websites from each sector that illustrate the principles of plain English.

What you need to know

This award is open to all New Zealand public sector organisations and NGOs. The award recognises the best example of a highly usable, reader-focused website or intranet.

The judges will assess the home page plus up to nine top and lower level pages on the published site.

As part of the judging process, entries are assessed against the WriteMark Plain English Standard for Websites.

Websites or intranets edited or proofread by Write Limited are not eligible to enter the Best Plain English Website category.


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.