Total Prize Fund: £800

The Prizes:

Seven Regional Winners:        £50 each

One Overall 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Northern Ireland invites entries from poets over the age of 18 who are resident in Northern Ireland and are currently unpublished.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 26th October and the total prize fund is £800.

The judges will select seven regional winners who will receive a prize of £50 cash prize each and 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, winners will be announced and invited to give a recital of their winning poem and the overall winner will be announced. The overall winner will receive a grand prize of £500 cash prize.

One winner will be chosen from Co Antrim, Co Armagh, Co Down, Co Fermanagh, Co Londonderry, Co Tyrone and Belfast and an overall winner for Northern Ireland will be chosen from the 7 regional winners entries.