Plain Language Awards

The Center for Plain Language, a 501(c)(3) with headquarters in the DC area, is giving awards for the best plain language documents and websites at a ceremony at the National Press Club on April 29. They’ve just extended their entry deadline to March 1. Entries are free this year.

They’ll be giving ClearMark awards in a number of categories to government and private sector entries. They’ll also have a WonderMark award (we all wonder what the writer was trying to say) for the worst examples of written and on-line communication – we all see plenty of those!

This is your chance to be recognized for your outstanding writing skills—or to nominate some of those awful products from that other organization you deal with. Anyone can submit an entry—authors, organizations, and even readers or users.

You can get more information on the Center’s website, You’ll find the entry forms on that page.

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