2013 ClearMark Award Winners

ClearMark Awards logoThe ClearMark Awards are given to the best plain language documents and web sites. They are judged by a panel of international experts, following a strict set of criteria. Revised documents were judged on not just the quality of the final document, but also the quality of improvement.


ClearMark Grand Prize Winner

March of Dimes — Thinking About Your Family’s Health


Website: Non-Profit

Category Winner

AARPAARP Health Law Guide

Awards of Distinction


Website: Public Sector

Category Winner

US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion
 — Healthfinder.gov

Awards of Distinction

None

Merit Award


Website: Private

Category Winner

Aetna — Writers’ Center for Excellence Website

Awards of Distinction


Original Document: Non-Profit

Category Winner

March of Dimes — Thinking About Your Family Health History

Awards of Distinction

Merit Award


Original Document: Public Sector

Category Winner

US Energy Information Administration — 2012 Writing Style Guide

Awards of Distinction

Merit Award


Original Document: Private

Category Winner

Sun Life Financial — Voluntary Benefits Broker Toolkit lead brochure

Awards of Distinction

Merit Award


Revised Document: Non-Profit

Category Winner

Crime Prevention Ottawa / Waterwood Communications — Why community-based crime prevention works: Case studies of three Ottawa communities [ Before | After ]

Awards of Distinction

  • Sutter Center for Integrated Care — COPD Stoplight Form [ Before | After ]

Revised Document: Public Sector

Category Winner

Hennepin County, MN — Visiting the Hennepin County Home School [ Before | After ]

Awards of Distinction

  • National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health — Asthma & Physical Activity in the School: Making a Difference [ Before | After ]

  • Internal Revenue Service — CP 2000:  Request Verification for Unreported Income, Payments, or Credits [ Before | After ]

Merit Award

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, National Asthma Control Program/Communicatehealth, Inc. — Asthma’s Impact on the Nation — Infographic  [ Before | After ]

Revised Document: Private

Category Winner

None

Award of Distinction

None

Merit Award

Assurant Health — Access Welcome Letter [ Before | After]


Legal

Category Winner

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Boating Infrastructure Grant Program — Proposed rule

Awards of Distinction

Merit Award

None


Multimedia

Category Winner

Emmi Solutions, LLC  — EmmiTransition: Heart Failure Series [Enter code: language to view all of the Emmi Heart Failure program series]

Awards of Distinction

Merit Award


UPDATE 2013 ClearMark Award JUDGES!!!

Many thanks to our 2013 ClearMark Awards judges!

  • Robert Linsky, Director of Judging
  • Carolyn Bagin
  • Karen Baker
  • Pat Bertini
  • Richard Bland
  • Thomas Bohm
  • Monica Bueno
  • Don Byrne
  • Kathryn Catania
  • Chip Crane
  • Veronika Egger
  • Thom Haller
  • Lynda Harris
  • Candi Harrison
  • Lori Hawkins
  • Charlene Haykel
  • Sandy Hilfiker
  • Neil James
  • Jann Keenan
  • Vicki Lankarge
  • Doug Lincoln
  • Ricardo Martins
  • Judith Moldenhauer
  • Lynn Quincy
  • Ginny Redish
  • Elizabeth Rosenzweig
  • Michael Schwartz
  • Karel van der Waarde
  • Miriam Vincent
  • Melua Watson
  • Kara Zech Thelen

Center for Plain Language (centerforplainlanguage.org)

http://centerforplainlanguage.org/awards/clearmark2013/

Printed April 19, 2014

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