Prize Fund: £500

One Overall Funeral Services Northern Ireland Annual National Poetry Competition Winner:         £500

Funeral Services Northern Ireland invites entries from poets over the age of 18 who are resident in Northern Ireland and are currently unpublished. The closing date for entries is 12pm (midday) on Friday September 19, 2014 and the total prize fund is £500.

The judges will select ten finalists who will have their poems published right here on our website and in a booklet which will be made available at funeral homes across Northern Ireland. At an awards event at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, finalists will be invited to give a recital of their poems and the overall winner will be announced. The overall winner will receive a grand prize of £500 cash.

Ten finalists will be chosen by the Judging panel from the entries received from across Northern Ireland and an overall winner for Northern Ireland will be chosen from the entries received.