Awards to declare who is the clearest of them all.
Who’s the clearest of them all? Which organisation best understands the need for clarity in communication?
The list of finalists in the 2014 Plain English Awards is out and the winners will be announced on 27 November.
This is the ninth year of the Consumer-sponsored Awards and there were 122 entries across 12 categories.
WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust chair Gregory Fortuin said the awards encourage organisations to show they care about communicating honestly and clearly.
"Making the effort to communicate in plain English can make a difference to the lives of many people," Mr Fortuin said.
The finalists are:
Plain English Champion — Best Organisation
Plain English Champion — Best Individual or Team
Best Plain English Document — Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO)
Best Plain English Document — Private Sector
Best Plain English Website — Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO)
Best Plain English Website — Private Sector
Best Plain English Technical Communicator
Best Plain English Annual Report
Best Plain English Turnaround
People’s Choice — Best Plain English Communication In this category, we can’t tell you who the finalist is. There’s only one, so we would be giving away the winner! All will be revealed at the Awards ceremony on 27 November.
People’s Choice — Worst ‘Brainstrain’ Communication