Explore your passion through real-life storytelling assignments and mentorships.
Applications will soon be open for our next travel writing scholarship. Don’t miss out on the chance to win a mentorship with a pro travel writer and an all-expenses-paid trip.
Are you an aspiring travel photographer, filmmaker or writer? This is your chance to turn your passion into a profession.
Each year we send talented travelers like you into the field to capture the world’s stories while learning from seasoned industry professionals.
Our Travel Scholarship winners receive:
Past winners having gone on to work in film production, with major publishers, and have had their scholarship work broadcast to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
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Before the scholarship I had been making videos by my own and publishing them through my travel website, but after the scholarship my skills had improved, I had much more storytelling resources and also great material to show in my reel.
Helen hones her writing skills as she travels through Albania and Montenegro as a winner of the 2017 Travel Writing Scholarship.
Kaushal shares his experience as he delves into the rich history and scenery of the Balkans as a winner of the 2017 Travel Writing Scholarship.
As a winner of the 2017 Travel Writing Scholarship, Alexander shares his experience as he discovers Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia.
Follow Joshua's journey to the hill station town of Sapa in northern Vietnam where he captures the story of a social enterprise empowering ethnic minorities through responsible tourism.
Follow Felipe's journey as he travels to Japan with Canon Master Richard I'Anson, capturing everything from the neon lights of Tokyo to the temples of Kyoto
Follow Nainaa's outback adventure as she explores Australia's Red Center, then travels to Tropical North Queensland as a winner of the 2016 Travel Writing Scholarship.
Even for seasoned travel writers, inspiration doesn't always magically strike. Annapurna Mellor shares the methods she uses to find her spark.
Norie Quintos, editor-at-large at Nat Geo Travel and one of our 2018 Travel Writing Scholarship judges gives us a glimpse at what she looks for when editing a piece.
What really grabs a Nat Geo editor's attention? Norie Quintos shares her advice for getting started and what she'll be looking for as one of our Travel Writing Scholarship judges
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