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Plain English Heroes award 2021

All winners of a ‘Plain English Hero’ award notably contributed to clear information and awareness.


Independent Age


Peter Stefanovic

Peter worked wonders on Twitter, somehow generating upwards of 40 million views with a short video that revealed extreme governmental hypocrisy. That he had to do this – since the national broadcast media wouldn’t – shows both the power of impassioned online campaigning and the need for such influential voices. Peter toiled against the odds to present crucial information – information that should be in the public domain – to massive numbers of viewers.

The BBC has Blacklisted Peter Stefanovic and his ‘Johnson Lies’ Video. Why? – Byline Times


Max Barrett (judge)

Earlier this year, judge Mr Justice Max Barrett was rightly praised for using plain English to help applicants in court. Mr Barrett clearly explained his judgements to make sure his decisions could be easily understood by those affected.

High Court judge lauded for use of ‘plain English’ | Business Post


Mental Health Foundation

Led by Sara Vali and reviewed by OPEN, an online review community, the Mental Health Foundation revamped their ‘A to Z’, making it much clearer, and much more useful.


Deborah Meaden


Unearthed (Greenpeace journalism website)

Investigative journalism from Greenpeace UK - Unearthed


Public Health Scotland


Independent Age



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