Applications have now closed and we have announced a winner.
Packing your camera already? Watch the video below to find out how to apply.
Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Yangon, Myanmar.
Journey through Myanmar with a custom 10-day photography tour designed by Intrepid Travel.
Improve your skills with one-on-one mentorship from professional travel photographer Richard I’Anson.
Get fully outfitted for your trip with awesome outdoor apparel from Kathmandu.
Receive a copy of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography by Richard I’Anson. Shortlisted applicants will take one home too!
Travel with confidence knowing that you are covered by World Nomads on your photographic adventure.
Your brief is to tell a story from a place that you have visited through images (with accompanying captions to help contextualize each shot). A ‘place’ can literally be anywhere - from your backyard to somewhere you visited on your travels.
Tell us in 1500 characters or less what winning this photography scholarship would mean to you and why you are the best person for the assignment. In your essay tell us about yourself, your passion for photography, what motivates you and what your photography aspirations are. Paint us a picture of who the budding photographer is behind the story.
You know the drill, fill in your personal details so we know how to contact you should you make the shortlist.
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 application before you hit the submit button. One application per person.
Over the last 33 years, Richard has traveled to 85 countries taking photos for books (including 11 of his own), magazines, newspapers and websites. He has been the mentor of our Travel Photography Scholarship for the last 3 years.
Annapurna is a UK-based travel photographer and storyteller. Her work can be seen in National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet Guide Books and in campaigns for brands like Intrepid Travel and booking.com.
This is your opportunity to showcase your photography skills and individual perspective on the world. Our goal is to give the winner of this scholarship a foot in the door of the travel photography industry - so your application should demonstrate your talent and desire to turn your passion into a profession. Your photo story should:
The scholarship recipient, along with the shortlist of the best photo stories will be published on the World Nomads website on October 26th, 2017.
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.
Meet our past winners:
Felipe Romero Beltran captured our attention with the strong sense of immediacy created by getting close to the action and filling the frame with the subject - revealing interesting moments in the Jewish celebrations.
We’re acutely aware of what's currently going on in Myanmar and are following these serious issues closely. To be clear, World Nomads does not condone the human rights abuses being reported against the Rohingya people.
All of our scholarship opportunities take months of planning, and the choice of destinations is made well in advance. The situation in Myanmar has escalated along the exact timeline of this program.
We believe that traveling to a destination can have a more positive effect than boycotting it (read more on that here). However, we assure you that this assignment will in no way be voyeuristic, exploitative or supportive of the atrocities being committed in the Rakhine state.
Finally, we would never put you in danger, should Myanmar become unsafe for travel we will change the destination of the assignment.
We've listed the top three questions here. Still have more questions? Check our FAQ page.