Rules for ClearMark nominations
About your entry
You can submit entries in any standard electronic format, such as Word or Acrobat, or as web addresses for a file available online. If you must submit in some other way, contact Kate Walser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your entry is longer than 5 pages, or is a web site with more than 5 pages, you must identify up to 5 pages that the judges can focus on to judge the content.
- If your entry is regulatory text, do not submit the entire preamble – unless you are nominating the preamble for the award. Again, indicate specific pages or sections that you want us to consider.
- We do not accept blogs.
- We cannot accept proprietary information or material that we cannot share with the public. At a minimum, you must provide a sample from your material that we can share.
- If your entry received an Award of Distinction in the past two years, it is not eligible to be reentered UNLESS you have made substantial changes. Please contact Susan Kleimann to discuss your entry at email@example.com.
- If you are a member of the Center’s Executive Board, you cannot submit an entry or judge the awards.
About your responsibilities
By submitting this nomination for a ClearMark award, you agree that the Center for Plain Language can:
- use your entry for public information purposes and
- post or link to your submissions on our Web site.
If your entry wins an Award of Distinction, you agree to:
- register for and attend the awards ceremony at the National Press Club, Tuesday, April 16, 2013,
- send us a group photo of your team,
- speak to the media, if requested, and
- share links of any internal and external publicity (news stories, blogs,videos) about your entry.