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Obituary awards go online

The obituary, one of journalism’s more traditional forms, is being celebrated online as part of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers‘ inaugural awards.

All the obituaries nominated for the nine awards have been posted online by the society to be ranked by readers. Though they won’t decide the winners, the readers’ votes will count towards a ‘people’s choice’ title to be announced at the ceremony on May 11.

The full list of nominations for the awards, which include a prize for best multimedia presentation of an obituary or a life story, can be viewed on the society’s website.