2015 ClearMark Information

The ClearMark Awards recognize communications written for consumers by government, private companies and non-profits. Awards are given for original documents, before-and-after improvements, websites, multi-media and legal documents.

Updates: You asked, and we listened…

  • NEW! Spanish Awards
    This year, we’ve added a Spanish category. Judging will be based on the English criteria, plus one additional score evaluating how well writers handle the multiple dialect challenge.
  • Preparing your ClearMark entry Webinar – December 4, 2014 (Thursday)
    Have questions? Want to make sure your nomination stands?  Join this webinar to learn the ins and outs of the ClearMark scoring process. 

Get an early start: Entry form and Judging Criteria
Start writing your entries early. Download the entry form and the judging criteria.

English judging criteria
Spanish judging criteria
Nomination form (You will still need to copy/paste your submission into the online form.)
Sample winning nomination

Important dates

December 4, 2014: Webinar: Preparing your ClearMark nomination
January 1, 2015: Entry period opens
January 31, 2015: Entry period ends

Finalists announced March 15

March 1 – April 15 – Early registration for Awards Banquet opens
April 16-May 6 – Regular registration for Awards Banquet opens

May 12, 2015  – Awards Banquet National Press Club, Washington DC (Tuesday, 5:30 – 10 pm)

For more information about the 2015 Awards, contact Meghan Codd Walker.

Winners from previous years

2014 Winners
Photos – 2014 ClearMarks award event
Winners from all years