Closed: Win a 10-day Travel Photography Scholarship to Morocco!

Applications for this opportunity are now closed and we have announced a winner.

Ready to kick-start your travel photography career?

We're looking for one aspiring travel photographer to go on an all-expenses-paid assignment to Morocco to capture the colorful nation's people, culture and landscapes under the mentorship of world-renowned travel photographer, Richard I'Anson.

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Turn your passion into your profession.

What you could win

Free Flights

Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Morocco, courtesy of Airtreks.

Professional Mentorship

Improve your skills with one-on-one mentorship from professional travel photographer Richard I’Anson.

10-day Trip

Journey through Morocco on a custom tour designed by World Expeditions.

Photography Guide

Receive a copy of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography by Richard I’Anson.

Backpacks and Travel Gear

Travel with innovative, high-quality outdoor packs from Osprey.

Travel Insurance

As always, travel insurance for the trip provided by World Nomads.

Important dates

11 October Applications close
27 November Winners announced
02 April Trip begins

How do I apply?

  1. Shoot a 5 image photo story

    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.

  2. Write a winning essay

    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.

  3. Complete the application form

    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.

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What the judges are looking for

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:

  • Feature an original subject and your original perspective
  • Convey a compelling and cohesive story
  • Showcase your excellent technique and creative composition
  • Be supported by complementary, thoughtful captions

The scholarship recipient, along with the shortlist of the best photo essays, will be published on the World Nomads website on 27th November, 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.

The colors of Morocco

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.

  • Am I considered a professional travel photographer?

    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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