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The 2012 Plain English Campaign annual awards were revealed on 10 December.
There was no official ceremony this year in keeping with austere times: instead we released news of winners through newspapers, radio and on our website. We plan to hold a special ceremony to mark our 35th anniversary, and will reveal more on this in due course.
We recognised those we considered plain English heroes with our choices of the best in media alongside awards such as the Chrissie Maher award, Pat on the back, Osborne Memorial award and Plain English communicators. We also elected many others into our hall of shame with our Golden Bull, Kick in the pants and Foot in Mouth award.
Listen to the awards podcast
You can download a copy of the 2012 awards press release here. (PDF, 68 KB)
You can also download a copy of the awards issue of our magazine. (PDF, 597 KB)
Press articles about the awards:
You can nominate your own company's documents or those of another company for the awards by sending us a hard copy by post.
We would ask for nominations for all categories to be submitted, either by post or email, by 31 October.
More on entry details for award nominations.
Documents and websites that we have worked on or edited are not eligible for the awards, for obvious reasons.
The awards are not connected in any way to our Crystal Mark scheme.