Plain English Awards now accepting nominations from Australia
Plain language is important to New Zealand and New Zealanders. It is also a big deal in Australia. At the moment, Australia does not have an award celebrating clear communication.
After recognizing the gap and responding to several requests, the people behind the Plain English Awards have now decided to open applications to Australia.
Haere May, Australian Plain Language Enthusiasts!
The organizers of the annual Plain English Awards are now delighted to welcome nominations from any individual or organization in Australia, as well as New Zealand. Participants will simply have to meet the same requirements as those here in New Zealand. They will also need to be an organization registered in Australia or have a registered address in Australia.
The standard entrance fee for people in Australia will be AU $ 125 and AU $ 65 for registered charities.
Australian Plain English trainer, writer and editor Andrew Pegler of Andrew Pegler Media in Melbourne welcomed today’s news. Andrew is a fan of the Plain English Awards and is in his second year as a judge for the Best Plain English Legal Document category.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to be able to celebrate clear communication in Australia,” said Andrew. “Attending the Plain English Awards gives us the opportunity to recognize the great work that is being done here in Australia. The awards will also help us spread awareness of the benefits of simple English to our fellow Australians. ‘
Applications based in Australia are welcome for all award categories
From the champion organization to the best legal document in plain English, Australian individuals and businesses are invited to participate in one of the award categories. They can also name the good and the bad in the two categories of audience choice: best communication in simple English and worst brain communication.
Many thanks again to the media partner of Plain English Awards, Newsroom
The goodwill and support of its sponsorship partners keeps the Plain English Awards going. The organizers of the awards are extremely grateful to New Zealand-based news and current affairs site Newsroom.co.nz for believing in their cause and being their media partner.
More information: www.plainenglishawards.org.nz
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