Update: WriteMark Plain English Awards
In the latest news from WriteMark, the Awards entries closed last week… and now judging begins!
Awards closed last Thursday and the Awards trust is thrilled with the entries they’ve received. While numbers were down a little compared to the last full Awards in 2015, the quality of entries received appears to have gone up.
This year, for the first time, WriteMark introduced an entry fee. This is in keeping with other industry awards, and supplements the support of sponsors such as TechCommNZ. The WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust is a not-for-profit charity and needs all the help it can get to keep these prestigious and important awards running.
They tell us they did expect that adding a fee would affect entry numbers. But they also expected that it would lift the quality of entries. And on both counts it appears this was the case.
This year’s entries have come in from a wide and interesting range of organisations. And the fees received will go a long way toward covering the Awards’ administration costs.
There is an impressive line-up of new and returning judges to assess this year's entries. These judges have a vast amount of experience in their various fields and all are strong supporters of plain English, as you can see from their profiles.