– Boys in Tibet can take their novice monk vows starting at the age of seven;
– There is a hotel in Upper Mustang called Mona Lisa Smile;
– Cell phone towers and good reception are both in abundant supply.
The photos were taken by Mendocino, California based photographer Nile Sprague last year during a 24-day trip with his mother to the Annapurna Circuit and Upper Mustang regions of Nepal. Other winners announced today include Julia Duin’s More magazine profile “From Rebel to Reverend,” Huffington Post senior religion writer Jaweed Kaleem and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lily Fowler for Ferguson coverage items like this one.
The awards will be presented April 9 in Alexandria, Virginia.
[Image via: nilesprague.com]