Archive for the 'Seventeenth Annual Solas Awards Winners' Category

Grand Prize Silver Winner: Ambush on the Cumberland Plateau

Friday, March 17th, 2023

By Brian Reisinger A hunting trip in America’s original colonial backwoods was supposed to be full of lessons for his 12-year-old nephew. We were deep in rural Tennessee when the rain came. It was light and so quick that the sun was still out, and it danced in the sunlight as we drove on, coming […]

Grand Prize Gold Winner: The Weight of Paradise

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

By Cherene Sherrard It takes time to find comfort in the swells of both culture and sea. Given the picture-perfect day, the narrow Oahu beach was peculiarly empty. A pair of newlyweds had the entire panorama as backdrop for their wedding photos. Far from shore, streaks of cirrus clouds formed a cross in a cobalt […]

Grand Prize Bronze Winner: To the Young Mom on Flight 1122

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

By Pier Nirandara Fourteen hours, five passengers, three seats, two longed-for countries, one memorial. You shuffle down the aisle, toddler in tow, before plopping down in the middle seat beside me. Already flustered from the delayed flight and whatever connection you had to make, strands of hair escape down the sides of your face, framing […]

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