The Society of Professional Obituary Writers honors excellence in obituary writing with The Grimmys. Reporters and editors from all over the world may submit entries to the contest, which will be blind-judged by a panel of society members. Trophies will be awarded to the winners at ObitCon 2019, the society's biennial conference.
Grimmys will be awarded in the following categories:
* Best short form obit (under 800 words)
* Best long form obit (over 800 words)
* Best obit of an ordinary Joe/Jane
* Obituary writer of the year
* Lifetime achievement in obituary writing
To enter your obits in the first four categories, click here. Entrance fee is $25/category. Only members of the society may nominate writers for the lifetime achievement award.
Deadline is August 31, 2019.
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