The 7th Annual ClearMark Awards are here!


Join us once again at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on May 10, 2016, for a celebratory night recognizing the best plain language throughout North America.

We’re thrilled to recognize clear communications in both English and Spanish across nonprofit, government, and public organizations. We have a stellar time planned and hope you’ll join us for the celebration!

This Year’s Highlights

    • Keynote Speaker, David Berman: Global leader in accessibility in design, David Berman, will present, “The New Standard on Accessibility: Leaving No Content Behind Online” for a keynote you won’t want to miss!
    • Emcee, Matt Ruby: Come see why Forbes called NYC–based comedian and Vooza founder Matt Ruby’s work “comedic genius” as he guides the evening with his trademark wit.
    • Networking: Enjoy the pre-award cocktail hour. Meet new people, celebrate friends, and mingle with colleagues — all while uniting over your support for clear communications.
    • Game Show: Once again, test your know-how in our trivia game where you’ll compete to see which table earns the title of Clarity Captains!
    • Plain Language Workshop: On the day of the Awards, we’re hosting a hands-on workshop at the National Press Club, led by our keynote speaker David Berman. Learn how to make your website accessible and inclusive, while upholding plain language standards!

Registration is closed.

David Berman Headshot

David Berman

Matt Ruby

Matt Ruby

Event details

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 10, 2015
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM


The ClearMark Awards are business casual or cocktail attire. Have fun!


The National Press Club will once again host the ClearMark Awards. Enjoy the stately ambiance of this Washington, D.C., legend.


529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045


Your ticket includes all drinks and food during the cocktail hour and Awards banquet. (Note: All prices are in USD.)

Regular Registration: April 1 – May 5

  • Center Member/Judges $125.00
  • Government Employee – $150.00
  • Non-member – $200.00
ClearMark Awards ceremony registration is now closed.

Sponsor Registration

ClearMark-Awards-2015-Sponsor-NetworkingWant to take your experience to the next level? Become a 2016 ClearMark Awards Sponsor!

Registering as a sponsor or judge and forgot your registration code? We can help. Contact us to retrieve your information.

Proclaim your plain language support and sponsor the 2016 ClearMark Awards. You’ll receive event perks and Center membership for a full year.

New This Year! Title Sponsorship

We’re giving one company the opportunity to be the ClearMark Awards Title Sponsor. You’ll receive unparalleled visibility as you broadcast the highest level of plain language support.

We look forward to celebrating with you at the 7th Annual ClearMark Awards!


Plan Your Trip: Hotel Blocks

Washington, D.C., offers tons of fabulous places to stay while you’re in town. To help you save time and money, we’ve reserved a select group of rooms with our hotel partners near the National Press Club. These reduced rates are only available through April 11, so be sure to book your room today!

JW Marriott
A luxury hotel next door to the National Press Club.
Rate: $339/night plus taxes for a single or double room
Dates reserved: May 9 – 11
Book here by April 11 to reserve your room with our special rate.

Book JW Marriott


Grand Hyatt Washington
A four-star hotel less than five blocks from the National Press Club. Your reservation includes complimentary Internet and gym access.
Rate: $359/night plus taxes for a single or double room
Dates reserved: May 9 – 11
Book here by April 11 to reserve your room with our special rate.

Book Grand Hyatt Washington