We're looking for 3 aspiring visual storytellers to send on assignment to Norway to capture the country’s stunning coastline. On the 9-day trip, you'll chase the Northern Lights aboard a Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express voyage, receive mentoring from award-winning creatives Dan and Zora Avila, and shoot with new gear thanks to Fujifilm, Think Tank and more.
Round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Norway, plus 500kg of carbon removal thanks to Tomorrow's Air
9-day 'North Cape Express' Half Voyage from Bergen to Tromsø, worth $8,193 USD
Photography & filmmaking coaching on trip by the Travel Shooters, Dan and Zora Avila
Fujifilm X-T5 camera and FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens kit, worth $2,399 USD
Travel safer and smarter with $150 USD toward your travel insurance
Select up to 5 photos or a 30-second video*, that captures a story about a place you’ve visited. This can be your new or existing work and must be publicly accessible.
Fill in the form, add a link to your photo/s or video* (can be on social media, cloud storage, blog etc) and tell us the story and process behind it in 150 words or less.
Congratulations, you're in the running! We'll shortlist our favorites, meet them via Zoom and choose our 3 scholarship winners.
*If you submit both an image and video, your entry will be invalid. Please pick one format.
The winners will each receive RRP $16,237.75 USD of prizes, including:
*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.
This is your opportunity to showcase your photography or filmmaking skills and individual perspective on the world. Our goal is to give the winners a foot in the door of the industry, so your submission should reflect your talent and desire to turn your passion into a profession. Your travel photos/video should:
Your written submission will be judged based on how well your story brings your photography/video to life and the process behind your work. We will weight entries based on photography/video (70%) and written submission (30%).
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.
Dan and Zora Avila are award-winning travel creatives. They run Cakewalk Media, a full-service production house, producing world-class photo, video and editorial for global brands and leading publications such as BBC and NatGeo. They are also set to star in Travel Shooters, a new TV series following their adventures around the world.
Dan and Zora are busting to share their knowledge with our scholarship winners by offering tailored guidance on both technical and industry skills to help them take their passion to the next level.
"Travel photography and filmmaking have given us so much. We can’t wait to give back by sharing our skills, experience and lessons gained from a diverse life as travel shooters on this extraordinary journey."
The Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express The North Cape Express – Half Voyage will take our winners from Bergen, to North Cape at the top of Europe and finish in the Arctic city of Tromsø. Winners will enjoy a Polar Outside cabin, have main meals and drinks provided plus learn about local communities and join a range of exciting excursions as they travel along the coast.
Fujifilm creates products that inspire the photographic world with color and creativity. Since 2014, Fujifilm has been leading a mirrorless camera revolution, and its latest imaging technology will help our winners take their shots to the next level. Each winner will receive a Fujifilm X-T5 Camera and FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens, offering unrivaled image quality in a timeless classic, and beloved camera body.
Think Tank is on a mission to create the highest-quality travel gear, made by a group of product designers and professional photographers. Think Tank will set up our three winners with the FirstLight 35L+ camera bag, an EDC Tech Pouch kit (all 3 sizes) and a secure Pixel Pocket Rocket memory card wallet to help them stay organized when shooting on assignment. The FirstLight+ backpacks are designed for traveling outdoor photographers and built for extended days of travel.
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