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28 May 2012

Time for the ClearMark Awards

Last week Washington DC saw a feast of plain language activity. As well as the Clarity conference, it was time for the ClearMark Awards, the United States plain language awards that are modelled on New Zealand's WriteMark Plain English Awards. The US-New Zealand links don't end there. This year three of the judges were from New Zealand -- Lynda Harris, Richard Bland, and Melua Watson all provided expertise on the international judging panels.

This year's Grand Prize Winner was a brochure about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) -- the largest nationally representative assessment of what students in the United States know and can do.

So as you think about your entry for this year's WriteMark Awards, take a look at what's happening overseas.

Find out more about the Award winners

Read about the ClearMark judges here

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