If you’re wondering how we judge the success of plain language, here you go. This page includes both the criteria we use when judging the ClearMarks Awards and the scoring scale we use to score each dimension of the criteria. Understanding audience needs Is it clear what the audiences should learn or do using this entry? […]
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Spotlight your work! The 11th Annual ClearMark Awards recognize plain language communications created by North American organizations. Winners will be announced at the ClearMark Award Ceremony at the Access for All Conference in May, 2021. Entry Rules Need Help? If you have questions about the awards, please email us at email@example.com If you’re having […]
ClearMarks – This is how we recognize the best English and Spanish plain language content. With the ClearMark Awards, the Center sets a high standard for clarity and simplicity in the materials created by North American companies, governments and organizations. WTF Awards -The WTF Awards draw attention to “Work That Failed” to communicate […]
I’ll never forget my first ClearMark Awards.
My business partner, Deanna, and I had travelled to D.C. to attend the 2012 Clarity Conference and decided to stay for the Awards. As writers and clarity experts, we looked forward to learning more and seeing the best new work coming out of the plain language world. But after attending countless conferences and awards ceremonies, I had modest expectations.
You attended the 2015 ClearMark awards at the National Press Club? That’s great!
What – You didn’t get there this year? Oh, no! Look at what you missed.
Here’s an opportunity to spend a wonderful evening with other plain language advocates and practitioners. Each year, the Center for Plain Language gives the ClearMark Award to print and online information that is easy for the public to understand and use.