Plain English Awards

celebrate New Zealand's clearest communicators

2015 Awards

The 2015 Awards winners were announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday, 19 November at the Wellington City Gallery. Congratulations to all the winners!

And the winners are...

Introducing our 2015 plain English heroes


Plain English Champion — Best Organisation

Winner: Castalia Strategic Advisors

Finalist: ANZ


Plain English Champion — Best Individual or Team

Winner: Careers New Zealand — Online Content team

Finalist: ANZ — Cushla Scholfield

Finalist: ANZ — Wealth team


Plain English Champion — Best Project

Winner: Ministry of Social Development

Finalist: ANZ

Finalist: Mercer


Best Plain English Sentence Transformation

Winner: Erinna Gilkison, Statistics NZ

Finalist: Cushla Schofield, ANZ

Finalist: Julie Hutton, Saunders Robinson Brown


Best Plain English Technical Communicator

Winner: Meredith Evans, Synlait Milk

Finalist: Sarah Wilcox, Descipher

Finalist: Emma Adcock, OSPRI


People's Choice — Best Plain English Communication

Winner: Westpac — www.westpac.co.nz/home-loans

Finalist: ACC — www.findsupport.co.nz

Finalist: ANZ — Investment Statement for the ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme