Photo © Sergio E. Moya

Closed: Win a 14-day travel writing trip to Argentina!

This opportunity is now closed and we have announced the winners.

Do you dream of being a professional travel writer?

Hidden in the rugged peaks and colorful cities of Argentina are thousands of stories to find and tell. We're searching for 3 aspiring travel writers to delve into the history, culture and landscapes of Argentina to discover the essence of this unique land.

The winners will hone their skills in Buenos Aires during an intense 4-day workshop with professional travel writer and contributor to The New York Times Tim Neville. They'll then spend 10 days exploring specific regions with the local masters of adventure at Say Hueque.

In partnership with:


Sound like your cup of yerba mate? Watch the video below to find out how to apply.

Travel Writing Mentor Tim Neville

This opportunity is now closed.

Missed out on this travel scholarship? Sign up to hear about our next one.

What you could win

Free flights

Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Buenos Aires.

Travel writing workshop

Attend an exclusive 4-day travel writing course under the mentorship of New York Times and Outside magazine contributor Tim Neville.

Argentina trip

Each writer will then embark on their own 10-day trip with $1000 USD spending money plus a free tour courtesy of Say Hueque.

Travel insurance

Travel with confidence knowing that you are covered by World Nomads on your writing adventure.

How do I apply?

  1. Write your story

    Compose a 2500 character travel story around one of the following themes:

    • 'Making a local connection'
    • 'The last thing I expected'
    • 'A decision that pushed me to the edge'
  2. Complete the application form

    In 1500 characters or less tell us why you should be the scholarship recipient and what winning this opportunity would mean to you. Your answer will hold considerable weight in the judging process.

    Strictly 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.

What the judges are looking for

To be chosen for this scholarship you'll need to convince our judging panel through your writing that you have the spirit of adventure and passion for travel writing. Your writing should showcase:

  • Great descriptive ability (without getting flowery)
  • A well-structured narrative and a strong eye for detail
  • Ability to uncover a great travel story and tell it in a compelling way
  • Excellent spelling and grammar and a knack for avoiding clichés

The 3 recipients of the Scholarship, along with the shortlist of best travel stories will be published on the World Nomads website on April 4th, 2018.

This opportunity is now closed.


We've listed the top three questions here. Still have more questions? Check our FAQ page.

  • Am I considered a professional travel writer?
    We appreciate that the travel writing industry is difficult to break into and there are a lucky few who can count themselves as professional full-time travel writers. 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. The scholarship is not open to professional writers of any kind. For the purposes of this opportunity, we would consider you to be professional writer if you have been published regularly in commercial blogs, newspapers, magazines or 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.