World Nomads travel photography competition

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Ready to kick-start your travel photography career?

We’re looking for one aspiring travel photographer to go on an all-expenses-paid assignment to Morocco to capture the colorful nation’s people, culture and landscapes under the mentorship of world-renowned travel photographer, Richard I’Anson.

 

What you could win

Free Flights

Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Morocco, courtesy of Airtreks.

Professional Mentorship

Improve your skills with one-on-one mentorship from professional travel photographer Richard I’Anson.

10-day Trip

Journey through Morocco on a custom tour designed by World Expeditions.

Photography Guide

Receive a copy of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography by Richard I’Anson.

Backpacks and Travel Gear

Travel with innovative, high-quality outdoor packs from Osprey.

Travel Insurance

As always, travel insurance for the trip provided by World Nomads.

 

How do I apply?

  1. Shoot a 5 image photo story

    Your brief is to tell a story from a place that you have visited through images (with accompanying captions to help contextualize each shot). A ‘place’ can literally be anywhere, from your backyard to somewhere you visited on your travels.

  2. Write a winning essay

    Tell us in 1,500 characters or less, what winning this photography scholarship would mean to you and why you are the best person for the assignment. In your essay tell us about yourself, your passion for photography, what motivates you and what your photography aspirations are. Paint a picture for us of the budding photographer behind the story.

3. Complete the application form

You know the drill, fill in your personal details so we know how to contact you should you make the shortlist.

 

What the judges are looking for

This is your opportunity to showcase your photography skills and individual perspective on the world. Our goal is to give the winner of this scholarship a foot in the door of the travel photography industry, so your application should demonstrate your talent and desire to turn your passion into a profession. Your photo story should:

  • Feature an original subject and your original perspective
  • Convey a compelling and cohesive story
  • Showcase your excellent technique and creative composition
  • Be supported by complementary, thoughtful captions

The scholarship recipient, along with the shortlist of the best photo essays, will be published on the World Nomads website on November 27, 2018.

Closing date: 11 October 2018

Apply here!

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