Do not hesitate, as they say. To enter.
If you care about plain English, you never think your web content is good enough.
But hey, it's probably way better than most! Maybe some of your organisation's web content is really rather good. You may be suffering from ultra-sensitivity. Why? Because you care about clear communication. Because you know about plain English.
If you care, enter your own or somebody else's web content in the amazing annual award ceremony for New Zealand's Plain English awards. They honour those who write plain English. Kevin Milne of Fair Go will once again be the MC, and the winners inevitably get great media coverage.
Heaps of entries = a howling success.
10 facts about New Zealand's Plain English Awards
1. Entries close in two weeks, on 28 July 2008.
2. Most people don't think they are good enough to enter -- so seize the advantage!
3. No entry has ever been perfect -- perfection is not possible.
4. The judges are impressed by effort and delighted by every clear
5. The only documents publicly criticised are those in the BrainStrain
6. You can enter a document, a web site -- or just a single sentence.
7. You can enter other people's work in People's Choice (category 5).
8. Entry is free, because a sponsor now covers the expenses.
9. The premier prize is worth $10,000.
10. The awards are a not-for-profit event hosted by the WriteMark Plain
English Awards Trust.
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