Closed: Win a Content Creator Scholarship

This opportunity is now closed and we have announced the winners.

Dream of getting paid to travel and create content?

This is your chance to kick-start your career as a travel content creator. We’re looking for 4 aspiring creators to send on a travel assignment, plus level up their content with coaching from travel creators Nomadasaurus and prizes from Sony, RØDE and Bright Trip.

Sound good? Share your best piece of travel content with us for a chance to win.

This opportunity is now closed.

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What you could win

Professional mentorship

Unlock your potential with 1-on-1 coaching from Nomadasaurus

$2,500 USD travel budget

Travel and create content on assignment for World Nomads

Sony Camera

Shoot beautiful Vlogs with a Sony ZV-E10 camera & lens kit worth $799 USD

RØDE Audio Gear

Record superior sound with mics and gear worth over $700 USD

Bright Trip Courses

Expand your travel and creative skills with courses worth $500 USD

Travel Insurance

Travel safer and smarter with US $150 toward your travel insurance.

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How it works

1. Find your best travel content

Share an image, video, blog or vlog post that shows us your creativity and passion for travel

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2. Share it with us

Fill in the form, link to your content (publicly accessible) and tell us why you should win

3. Submit your entry

We’ll shortlist our favourites, meet you via Zoom and award our 4 scholarship winners

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What we're looking for

We want to see your best travel content and understand why you think you should win. Your content can be old or new, but must:

  • Be an image, video, blog or vlog post that is in English and publicly accessible
  • Showcase a travel story, experience or location
  • Show originality, creativity and be visually engaging
  • Take 2 minutes maximum to review in full (view, watch or read)

Your 150 word or less written submission needs to convince our judges that you have a passion for travel and creating content as a career. We will be weighting your entry based on submitted content (80%) and your written submission (20%).

Linked entries posted to Private accounts will be disqualified. World Nomads reserves the rights to re-use your submitted content. Strictly one entry per person.


Need more information? Here are our top frequently asked questions. 
  • What prizes will the winners receive?

    The 4 scholarship winners will each receive prizes valued at RRP $6,335 USD:

    • $2,500 USD travel budget to be used to book travel arrangements for their Content Creation Trip assignment.
    • Professional Mentoring from Nomadasaurus via 1-on-1 video calls and messenger chat.
    • Sony ZV-E10 mirrorless Vlog camera & lens kit worth $799 USD.
    • RØDE Audio ‘Ultimate Content Creator Pack’ worth $736 USD. Includes: 1 x Wireless GO II microphone system, 2 x Lavalier II premium microphones, 1 xVideoMic NTG on-camera shotgun microphone plus cable accessories (SC15, SC16).
    • $500 USD of Bright Trip digital travel courses to use on
    • $150 USD toward travel insurance for your Trip assignment courtesy of World Nomads.*

    *The winner is required to purchase the policy via a reputable travel insurance provider and ensure the policy suits their individual objectives, needs and financial situation. See terms and conditions for full details.

  • I speak very little English. Will this be a problem?
    To be eligible, your submission must be in English. Our judging panel will be comprised of English speakers, making it impossible to fairly judge submissions in other languages. To get the most out of the mentorship, you will need to be able to communicate with your mentors in English.
  • Can professional Content Creators apply? Am I considered a professional?

    Have you been regularly commissioned to make content (in any genre) or derive more than 25% of your income from any aspect of content creation? If so, you would be considered a professional and are not eligible to apply.

    If you're still learning the craft and creating content is responsible for less than 25% of your income, then you’re eligible to apply. This may mean you’ve had work commissioned in the past or keep a regular social channel or blog of your own – but it isn’t your full-time gig.

    We will be asking shortlisted applicants to outline their experience to date before selecting winners.

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Meet your mentors

Jarryd and Alesha are Nomadasaurus, professional content creators, Sony ambassadors and GoPro family members from Australia. Their career was kick-started when Jarryd won the World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship in 2014.

They’ve since built a large social following and Australia’s top adventure travel blog as Nomadasaurus. Having featured in Nat Geo, BBC, CNN, Lonely Planet, BuzzFeed and more, today they travel the globe creating content on assignment and run workshops in far-flung places such as Antarctica.

"We can’t wait to share our experience, skills and knowledge to help our scholars achieve their own travel and creative dreams."

Jared and Alesha sit in a yellow kayak wearing orange jackets and yellow life vests. They look back and wave at a camera while paddling in icy water in antarctica
Jarryd & Alesha