Saturday, March 29, 2008

Reminder: Deadline for contest entries is Tuesday.

Attention, obituary writers.

You've got until a few seconds before midnight Tuesday, April 1, 2008, to enter your work in the Society of Professional Obituary Writers contest for distinguished obituary writing of 2007.

Entering is rather simple compared to most other journalism organizations' contests. You can submit the entries and pay the entry fees online. No need to worry about pasting articles on poster board, pay for postage or get to the post office.

SPOW is offering eight opportunities for an obit writer to be recognized. Well, actually nine.

There are eight categories for work that was published during the 2007 calendar year. A $25 fee is required for each of those categories.

The ninth - the Lifetime Achievement Award - doesn't cost a thing. And anyone - even people who are not obituary writers or members of SPOW - can nominate an obituary writer for this honor.

For details on the categories, how to enter the contest, how to make a Lifetime Achievement nomination and the judging process, go to the Society of Professional Obituary Writers Awards page.

Good luck to all who enter and to all who are nominated.

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