- “Haggis Hunter” won a silver award in the Travel and Food category (The best story where food or drink plays a role in introducing the traveler to a foreign culture or new friends)
- “Leatherback Love” won a bronze in the Animal Encounter category (The best account of meeting snakes, elephants, rhinos, gorillas, birds, or other creatures)
- “What the Shaman Saw” won a bronze in Travel and Healing (The best story about visits with shamans, healers, holy men and women, or holy sites in search of a cure for illness or psychological malady)
Meanwhile, BATW President Emeritus, Diane LeBow has won Solas Awards for two of her stories;
A silver award in the Women’s Travel category for “Women in Morocco: Up against the wall but laughing together” and
a bronze award in Doing Good or the Kindness of Strangers category for “An Unexpected New Year’s in Luxor“.