Win 1-of-3 photo and film trips to capture Norway's coast on a Hurtigruten voyage! Worth over $15,000 USD!

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

Want to level up your travel photography or filmmaking?

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.

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Prize includes

International flights

Round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Norway, plus 500kg of carbon removal thanks to Tomorrow's Air

Hurtigruten voyage

9-day 'North Cape Express' Half Voyage from Bergen to Tromsø, worth $8,193 USD

Professional mentorship

Photography & filmmaking coaching on trip by the Travel Shooters, Dan and Zora Avila

Fujifilm camera

Fujifilm X-T5 camera and FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens kit, worth $2,399 USD

Camera bags & Spending money

Think Tank camera bags worth $495 USD, plus $500 USD towards your trip thanks to Adventure.Travel

Travel insurance

Travel safer and smarter with $150 USD toward your travel insurance


Need more information? Here are our top frequently asked questions. 
  • Can you provide more detail on the prize inclusions?

    The winners will each receive RRP $16,237.75 USD of prizes, including:

    • Return economy airfare from their nearest international airport to Norway.
    • 9-Day Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express ‘The North Cape Express – Half Voyage from Bergen to Tromsø’.
    • Professional mentorship in travel photography and filmmaking from Dan and Zora Avila, the Travel Shooters.
    • Fujifilm XT-5 Camera and a FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens.
    • Think Tank FirstLight® 35L+ Camera Bag, EDC Tech Pouch kit (all 3 sizes) and Secure Pixel Pocket Rocket memory card wallet.
    • Tomorrow's Air 500kg Carbon Removal Package to help offset travel emissions.
    • $500 USD to use towards the trip thanks to Adventure.Travel.
    • $150 towards travel insurance for the trip 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 don’t have a link to my photos/video, can I upload it instead?
    Uploading your photos/video submission to World Nomads website is not possible. If you don’t have your content saved online, you will need to add it to an online platform (e.g. cloud storage, social media, blog etc) before sharing the link with us. Remember, your link must be publicly accessible and not set to private so our judging team can review your work. If this is not done, your entry will be invalid. Please also avoid using services where a link may expire before our judging team have had a chance to review it.
  • I shot my travel story using a phone. Will it have a chance?
    Photography and video will be judged based on Creativity (33%), Emotion (33%) and Execution (33%). So, while quality is important, it is only one factor. We appreciate great images and video are being shot on phones and encourage you to enter if you think you have a great visual travel story to share, no matter what you used to capture it.
  • What will the Scholarship trip be like?
    The winners will travel to Norway to meet a 9-day Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express voyage from Bergen to Tromsø, departing on 19 October 2023. On the trip, you will work alongside Dan and Zora Avila to gain invaluable mentoring and hands-on experience in travel photography and film. You'll learn everything from shot set-up, technique and composition through to insights into their many years of diverse experience working around the globe. You will also be given a real life assignment brief before the trip starts, and work with Dan and Zora to capture these shots while on location. These will be submitted to World Nomads and our scholarship partners after the trip and may be used on websites, social media, marketing and more.

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Meet your mentors

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."

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Dan & Zora Avila
The Travel Shooters
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Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express

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. 

  • Inclusions:
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
    • Ship facilities such as the MS Trollfjord’s library and fitness room
    • Onboard activities including live music, hands-on arts and crafts sessions, and cosy movie nights
    • Coastal Experience Team
    • Complimentary Wi-FI

    • To find out more, please read the trip itinerary on Hurtigrutens website, or for full prize terms including key dates, please read the terms and conditions.

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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

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Think Tank

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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