Tenth Annual Solas Awards Winners
The editors of Travelers’ Tales are pleased to announce the winners of the Tenth Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year. Grand Prize winner Amy Butcher collected $1,000 for "Flight Behavior," her lyrical account of migrations both of Sandhill cranes and people and what they reveal about life in North America. Mario Kaiser won the silver award and $750 for “Love and Lies in Iran,” his illuminating tale of spending his honeymoon under the watchful eyes of the ayatollahs. Glenda Reed and Lance Mason shared the bronze award and $500, Glenda for her moving tale about securing her confidence on a trans-Pacific sailing journey in "The Good Captain," and Lance for his probing look at the corruption of power in southern Africa in "The Train to Harare."
More than 200 entries in 21 categories kept the judges busy. The stories this year were especially strong, making decisions in all categories very difficult. As usual, not every story that deserved an award received one. Here’s the complete list of winners. Winning stories will be posted on the Great Stories page and many will appear in future Travelers’ Tales books.
Dates: You can enter year-round. The current competition closes September 21, 2016.
Win Cash and Publication
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Grand Prize for Best Travel Story of the Year:
Awards in Categories:
Bragging rights for Gold, Silver, and Bronze (no cash awards in categories).
Enter one or more categories and you’re automatically entered for the Grand Prize.
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