This opportunity is now closed and we have announced the winner.
We're looking for an aspiring, passionate photographer to send on a trip to Mongolia to be mentored by Canon Master Richard I'Anson. During this 10-day scholarship opportunity, you'll capture the unique celebration of nomadic culture at the Naadam Festival.
To win, all you need to do is apply with your best 5 images that tell a story from a place you've visited.
Find out more and check out all the prizes below.
Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Mongolia.
Journey through Mongolia on a custom tour designed by Discover Mongolia.
Receive a one-on-one mentorship with Canon Master Richard I’Anson.
Carry your camera in functional style thanks to Wandrd.
Stay hydrated with the world's fastest portable water purifier from Grayl.
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.
Use your captions to help contextualize each shot.
Fill in your personal details so we know how to contact you should you make the shortlist.
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.
Mark is an award-winning photographer whose assignments have taken him to 100 countries. His books include Wanderlust, The Way of the Japanese Bath, North Korea, South Korea, Inside Iran, and The Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images.
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 results page on 22 January 2020.
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 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.
See last year's shortlist and view our past winning photo stories below:
Travel Photography Scholarship winner James Griesedieck captures the essence of Christmas Day celebrations in Lalibela, Ethiopia.