Preparations for our 7th Annual ClearMark Awards ceremony are underway!

ClearMark Award logoWe’re excited to once again celebrate the best of plain language in both English and Spanish. And that’s where you come in. Whether you’re creating content for public, private, or nonprofit organizations, we want to see your best plain language work.

So, be sure to mark the following dates on your calendars:


Submissions to the 2106 ClearMark Awards are now closed. Submissions for the 2017 awards will be open from January 1-31, 2017. Until then, you can check out these tips and inspirations:

ClearMark Awards FAQs

Have questions about your entry or the Awards? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you don’t find the answer you need, we’re happy to help! Email our co-chairs today.

Nominations Webinar

Learn how to ace the submission process and find information about changes to our categories and judging criteria.

View the Nominations webinar slides here.

Sample Entry Form

Download a sample entry form to use as a worksheet while you’re creating your ClearMark entries. 

Last Year’s Winners

Want to get a sense of who wins? Check out our 2015 ClearMark winners and ClearMark winners from all previous years.

Judging Criteria

Make sure you know what our judges look for, so your work has its best opportunity to shine.

2016 English judging criteria | 2016 Spanish judging criteria