Center for Plain Language Seeks Submissions from Finance and Business in Two Categories:
WonderMark (worst) and ClearMark (best) Awards
WHAT For years, corporations and the government have confused and confounded the public with complex and often unnecessary information. Today, strides are being made to change this situation.
For those documents and websites that have succeeded in communicating clearly and for those that still have a long way to go, the Center for Plain Language (www.centerforplainlanguage.org) seeks nominations for the national ClearMark Awards. The 2011 ClearMark Awards have two categories: the ClearMark Awards honor clear communication; and the WonderMark Awards recognize unclear communication.
WHO Anyone may nominate an entry for either award. Entries can be submitted by the author, the office or organization that originated the entry, or even a reader or a user.
FEE Entry fee for the ClearMark Awards: $100; $75 for Center members and government agencies. All WonderMark submissions are FREE.
WHEN Submissions will be accepted to February 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
For an application: www.centerforplainlanguage.org/awards
EVENT The Center will announce award recipients at the ClearMark Awards ceremony on April 28, 2010, in Washington, D.C. For an application: www.centerforplainlanguage.org/awards
The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Plain Language is a national nonprofit that advocates for clear and understandable communication in government, nonprofits, businesses.