Applications have closed and the winners have now been announced.
Once again, we have teamed up with Lonely Planet to bring you our 2016 Travel Writing Scholarship. This year, we're sending 3 talented aspiring travel writers to the land down-under – on an Australian road trip!
Watch the video below to learn more:
Our friends at YHA Australia have got your accommodation covered. Stay in their unique and convenient hostels and make some amazing friends along the way!
As always, we've got your back. You'll receive travel insurance for the duration of your trip from World Nomads.
Tell us two Australian experiences you'd like to write about on your road trip.
Your answer will provide considerable weight in the judging process.
One application per person. The application must be submitted in English.
NOTE: Once you apply, you will not be able to go back and edit your story, so please make sure you are completely satisfied with your essay before you submit an application.
You’ll need to convince our judging panel through your writing that you have the spirit of adventure and passion for travel writing to be chosen for this scholarship.
The 3 recipients of the Scholarship, along with the shortlist of best entries will be published on the WorldNomads.com website on July 15th, 2016.
Check out some of our past winners and meet your mentor:
Read about Neel’s unlikely encounter as his winning story engages your inner explorer.
Read how Evelyn’s winning application grabs your attention from the very beginning.
Read Sarah’s concise and direct style of writing in her winning narrative.
We've listed the top question here.
Essentially this is a 'learning opportunity' for someone who is looking for an introduction into the travel writing industry and more importantly, is keen to be mentored. For the purposes of this opportunity, we would consider you to be professional writer if you have been published regularly in commercial blogs, newspapers, travel magazines or travel journals. We would also consider you to be a professional writer if you derive more than 25% of your income from writing of any kind.
If you have only had a few stories published, or keep a regular travel blog then we would not consider this professional.
Please consider the spirit of the program which is intended to help those with a burning desire to be a professional travel writer and need some help getting started.