The deadline for this year’s Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year is just a few days away. To enter this year’s competition, go to BestTravelWriting.com and follow the instructions. As of today, competition is light in the following categories: * Animal Encounter * Cruise Story * Doing Good or the Kindness of Strangers * Elder Travel * Love Story * Men’s Travel * Travel and Healing * Travel and Shopping * Travel and Sports * Young TravelerTr All entries submitted before midnight, September 21 will be eligible. Entries submitted after that will be entered in next year’s competition. The Solas Awards are an annual competition to find the best writing being done about the world today. The Travelers’ Tales editors will choose winners in 21 categories ranging from adventure to humor, from destination to memoir, and everything in between. The grand prize category has cash awards of $1,000, $750, and $500; all other category winners receive a certificate and a copy of the most recent edition of The Best Travel Writing or The Best Women’s Travel Writing. Plus, winners may be published in Travelers’ Tales books. Check out BestTravelWriting.com for details of the awards and more.