Applications for this scholarship are now closed and the winner has been announced.
This is your chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Japan and be mentored by professional travel photographer and Canon Master, Richard I'Anson.
From the neon lights of Tokyo to the traditions and temples of Kyoto, Japan is the perfect place for photography enthusiasts.
Watch the video below to learn more:
Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Tokyo, Japan.
Travel in comfort and style with awesome outdoor adventure gear from our friends at Kathmandu.
Go on a bespoke trip through ancient and modern Japan with a tour from World Expeditions and TourRadar.
As always, we've got your back. You'll receive travel insurance for the duration of your trip from World Nomads.
Receive hands-on experience in everything from shot set up to technique, composition and visual storytelling under the mentorship of travel photographer and Canon Master, Richard I'Anson.
Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips written by mentor Richard I'Anson, will sharpen your skills and your pictures.
PLUS - Our lucky shortlisted applications will receive a copy too!
Your images must tell a story about a place you have visited. 'Place' may be anywhere; somewhere in your own community or much further away. Each of the 5 shots must have accompanying caption text (1-2 sentences) to help contextualize the shot.
Your written essay will have significant weighting in the judging process, so think carefully about why you should be chosen.
Tell us about yourself, your passions, why you love photography, what drives you to take a better shot, where you would like to go with your photography etc. Help us form a picture in our mind of you as a person with your text.
Strictly one entry per person.
NOTE: Once you apply, you will not be able to go back and edit your application, so please make sure you are completely satisfied with your essay before you hit the submit button.
This is your chance to showcase your photography talents and unique perspective. The aim of the scholarship is the give the winner a foot in the door to the travel photography industry, so you’ll need to convince us that you are the best person to send.
Your photo essay should showcase your:
NOTE: Should your entry reach the final round of judging you will be asked to supply the RAW file of each photo for comparison with your submission (these may also be published online).
Check out some of our past winners and meet your mentor:
We've listed the top question here. Still have more questions? Check our FAQ page.
You will work through a specific shot list of 100 photos that will be commissioned by the scholarship partners as part of your assignment. On your return you will work with Richard I'Anson through the editorial process to shortlist your top photographs and color balance to achieve professional looking shots.
You will also keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this plus pictures you've taken to your World Nomads travel journal.