Plain English Awards

celebrate New Zealand's clearest communicators


Big thanks to our sponsors for their support in 2017


When your document holds the WriteMark, your readers can be sure that your writing meets a very high standard of clarity. The WriteMark is an internationally recognised quality mark originally developed in New Zealand.

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Write is a world-class plain language consultancy. We help businesses and organisations to achieve their strategic goals through clear and efficient communication.

We offer insightful consultancy, expert writing services, and bespoke training that transform how a workplace communicates.

wright family foundation

For 20 years, humanitarians Chloe and Wayne Wright have tirelessly dedicated their time, and generous financial contributions, to providing educational services that improve the lives and prospects of New Zealanders, with a particular focus on mothers and children.

Shelly Davies Writing and Training

Shelly Davies helps businesses save time and money. How? By giving us permission to write like humans. Using research-based approaches to writing better, Shelly builds our confidence and helps us write in ways that make readers want to hug us! (Or not – it really depends if hugs are what we’re after. But whatever outcomes we want, Shelly can get us there! She’s kinda awesome like that.) Shelly Davies Writing & Training. Because plain English has been cool since way back.

NZ Superfund

Immigration NZ


Graphic Solutions is a small Wellington design studio, routinely going the extra kilometre for their clients.


What we do in a nutshell:

  • Investigate issues we reckon consumers need to know more about
  • Mystery shop and survey to keep businesses honest
  • Give advice to thousands of consumers about their rights and how to exercise them
  • Campaign to get laws and regulations changed to benefit consumers
  • Recommend businesses you can trust

Editor Software (UK) Ltd


Kendons provides enduring value to business and offers:

  • Software solutions
  • Financial and management reporting
  • Business strategy and advice
  • Taxation
  • Audits and review engagements
  • Business valuations

At Kendons your success is our motivation.


JUNO combines investment and lifestyle in a beautiful luxury magazine. The magazine caters to all investors, from the beginner through to the sophisticated. This high-quality publication explains financial concepts in plain English and provides in-depth market commentary from a team of experts. It’s all about simplified investing.


BusinessNZ is NZ’s leading business organisation

Community Comms Collective

The Community Comms Collective is a network of communications professionals giving back to the community using their professional skills.