Nominations are now open for PLAIN’s two international awards:
Submissions for nominations are due by April 12, 2021.
About the awards
The Christine Mowat Award
The Christine Mowat Plain Language Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to advancing plain language. Its purpose is to recognize a significant contribution to advancing plain language at the local, regional, national, or international levels.
The award will be presented to a person or organization who has significantly advanced plain language as a professional through their work and represented the profession of plain language with the highest integrity and skill.
The Cheryl Stephens Innovation Award
The Cheryl Stephens Innovation Award recognizes innovation in plain language. The purpose of the award is to recognize the significant contribution of a PLAIN member.
The award will be presented to a person or organization whose plain language activities have brought significant benefit to the community through technology, advocacy, research or professional development.
The award is sponsored by skritswap. Skritswap is a technology company providing an AI solution to making information easy to understand. Skritswap inaugurated ‘Innovation Day’ on February 16, 2019 and announced the Cheryl Stephens award. Read more about Innovation Day and skritswap’s sponsorship of the Cheryl Stephens Award here.
How to nominate
To make a nomination for an award, you must be a PLAIN member. Your nomination must:
- be in writing (maximum of 5 pages total for nominating and supporting documents)
- document the nominee’s achievements, referring to the award criteria
- be supported by another PLAIN member and at least one other individual active in the plain-language profession but not necessarily a member of PLAIN.
Please submit your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12, 2021.
The winners will be presented with an award at the Access for All conference in May 2021 and will receive public acknowledgement of their achievements on the PLAIN website and other PLAIN communication channels.