Plain English Awards

celebrate New Zealand's clearest communicators

2014 Awards

Congratulations to the winners and finalists in the 2014 WriteMark Plain English Awards

And the winners are...

Introducing our 2014 plain English heroes


Plain English Champion — Best Organisation

Winner: Deloitte

Finalist: ANZ


Plain English Champion — Best Individual or Team

Winner: Ministry of Social Development — Sarah Moodie

Finalist: Inland Revenue — Lindsay Botham

Finalist: StudyLink — StudyLink Service Support Team


Best Plain English Website — Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO)

Winner: Careers New Zealand — www.careers.govt.nz

Finalist: Commerce Commission — construction.comcom.govt.nz

Finalist: Ministry of Education — www.parents.education.govt.nz


Best Plain English Sentence Transformation

Winner: Lesley Hanes, Statistics New Zealand

Finalist: Ros Black, Xero

Finalist: Nathan Wall, Internal Affairs


People's Choice — Best Plain English Communication

Winner: Legal Beagle — www.legalbeagle.co.nz