Center for Plain Language

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


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 nomination.

The ClearMark Award nomination 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 nomination form. You'll need to complete this form online. As you're preparing, use this entry form worksheet to prepare your nomination 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 or be invoiced.

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