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2015 ClearMark Information

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

2015 Entry form and Judging Criteria

Online nomination form – available January 1 — until January 31

Entry worksheet (Use this worksheet to prepare your nomination and get pre-approval from PR or Legal.)

If your entry includes graphics, you will need to

  • complete the online form
  • upload the completed word document with the images included

Please review the following information before submitting

Scoring criteria: English and Spanish
Example entry (before and after)
Questions and answers about the 2015 ClearMark entries and awards
Webinar: How to prepare your entry for the ClearMark Award competition Youtube | SlidesShare

Important dates

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.

Previous winners

2014 ClearMark winners
ClearMark winners from all years