This opportunity is now closed. Stay tuned for the winner announcement on 27 November, 2018.
Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Morocco, courtesy of Airtreks.
Improve your skills with one-on-one mentorship from professional travel photographer Richard I’Anson.
Journey through Morocco on a custom tour designed by World Expeditions.
Receive a copy of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography by Richard I’Anson.
Travel with innovative, high-quality outdoor packs from Osprey.
As always, travel insurance for the trip provided by World Nomads.
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 1,500 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 a picture for us of the budding photographer 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 35 years, Richard has traveled to 90 countries taking photos for books, magazines, newspapers and websites. He is a Canon Master and was one of five photographers selected for the first series of National Geographic’s Tales by Light.
Alison's photography has featured in numerous magazines including National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler and Outside. She has photographed for dozens of humanitarian aid organizations covering issues concerning the human condition.
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 essays, will be published on the World Nomads website on November 27, 2018.
NOTE: Should your application reach the final round of judging you will be asked to supply the RAW file of each photo for comparison with your submission.
See our past winning photo essays:
Photography Scholarship winner Kelly Beckta shows the camaraderie of Middle Eastern fishermen as they join together to land the day's haul.
From the Blue City of Chefchaouen, to the colorful tanneries and souks of Fez, Morocco is a travel photographer's dream. Explore labyrinthine laneways draped in Beber carpets, capture the sunset against the sand dunes of the Sahara, and meet the people who bring ancient medinas to life through their culture, customs and friendly hospitality. Morocco is a sensory overload in the best possible way, and we want you to capture its essence and share it with the world.
We've listed the top three questions here. Still have more questions? Check our FAQ page.
This is a learning opportunity for someone who is looking for an introduction into the travel photography industry, and wants to be mentored. The scholarship is not open to professional photographers of any kind.
For the purposes of this opportunity, we consider you to be a professional photographer if you have been published regularly in commercial blogs, newspapers, magazines or journals. We also consider you to be a professional photographer if you derive more than 25% of your income from photography of any kind — yes, wedding photographers, real-estate photographers, fashion photographers, this includes you.
If you are a finalist, you will be asked to outline your experience to date, and it will be the judging panel who decides who is most suitable based on your previous experience, photographic essay and written component.
Please consider the spirit of the program which is intended to help those with a burning desire to be a professional travel photographer and need some help getting started.
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