Plain English Awards

celebrate New Zealand's clearest communicators

2017 Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 Awards!

Winners of the 2017 Plain English Awards

And the winners are...

Congratulations to our 2017 plain English heroes


Plain English Champion — Best Organisation

Winner: Utilities Disputes


Plain English Champion — Best Individual or Team

Winner: Steph Prince, NZ Transport Agency

Finalist: Megan Lane, Empathy


Best Plain English Sentence Transformation

Winner: Jan Schrader, Stats NZ

Finalist: Steph Prince, NZ Transport Agency

Finalist: Ministry for Women


Best Plain English Technical Communicator

Winner: Louisa Eades, Streamliners

Finalist: Wellington Region Emergency Management Office


People's Choice — Worst 'Brainstrain' Communication

Winner: Inland Revenue — Inland Revenue direct debit conditions