Travel Photography Scholarship 2019
The scholarship is not open to professional photographers of any kind.
This is a 'learning opportunity' for someone who is looking for an introduction into the travel photography industry and, more importantly, is keen to be mentored.
For the purposes of this opportunity, we would consider you to be professional photographer if you have been published regularly in commercial blogs, newspapers, magazines or journals. We would also consider you to be a professional photographer if you derive more than 25% of your income from photography of any kind. We will be asking the finalists to outline their experience in photography to date.
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.
Unless you live in Mongolia, you will need a current passport with at least six months left before expiry.
We'll assist the winner where we can in acquiring a visa and reimburse all associated visa costs. However, the applicant must be eligible to obtain a Mongolian visa.
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.
In addition to this, you will also produce a photo story which we will share on the 'Stories' section of WorldNomads.com. You will also be required to keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and submit this, along with the photos you've taken, to World Nomads to be used on your 'On Assignment' scholarship page.