Thanks for your interest in the ClearMark Awards!

Each year, we proudly recognize the best in plain language from organizations throughout North America. We look forward to reviewing your submission.

 The ClearMark Award process includes four steps: 

  1. Create an account. You’ll be able to start now and finish later if you need to — just don't forget to submit!
  2. Review our page with tips and advice for submitters. We have information and sample entries to help you prepare your submission.
  3. Complete the online form. You'll need to complete this form online. As you're preparing, use this entry form worksheet to prepare and get preapproval from your public relations or legal departments, if necessary.
  4. Pay a processing and handling fee. You can pay this fee with a credit card.

We’re here to help! If you have trouble with your nomination, please contact us, and we’ll promptly assist you.

Earlier this year, DHS issued guidance for all government agencies to create a Coronavirus page to help inform their audiences.  Below is the intor to the guidance, though please do read the full guidance at https://digital.gov/resources/coronavirus-covid19-guidance-for-us-government/:

Federal agencies with a role in the response effort should stand up an agency.gov/coronavirus page. That page must contain the following links for the three primary lanes of communication:

In addition, use your agency coronavirus page to communicate what your agency is doing to support the response effort and link to featured content as appropriate. Also follow the guidance for social media. Coordinate emergency response-related web communications with your Federal Web Council representative.

We chose  urgent help pages.    

For each department or agency that we wanted to include in the Report Card, we:

1 Came up with a situation in which people would likely seek urgent help or information from the agency.

2 Googled a phrase they would likely use in such a situation.

3 Found the first entry in the search results from that agency, as long as it was the first government agency in the search results and  as long as it was a page giving instructions for a public audience.

$100.00 - 230.00
$100.00 - 230.00

Thanks for your interest in the ClearMark Awards! Each year, we proudly recognize the best in plain language created for North American audiences. We look forward to reviewing your submission. 

The ClearMark Award submission process includes four steps:
 

  1. Create an account. You’ll be able to start now and finish later if you need to — just don't forget to submit. If you need help with your account, email support@submittable.com.
  2. Review our page with tips and advice for submitters. We have information and sample entries to help you prepare your submission. This page also has a sample entry form. 
  3. Complete the online nomination form. You'll need to complete the form below. Get preapproval from your public relations or legal departments, if necessary.
  4. Pay a processing and handling fee. You can pay this fee with a credit card. If you don't have a card and need an invoice, email us and we'll help.

 We’re here to help! If you have trouble with your submission, please email us, and we’ll promptly assist you.

Center for Plain Language