This opportunity is now closed. Stay tuned for the winner announcement on 30 April 2020.
We're sending three aspiring travel writers to explore beyond the sandy shores and crystal waters of the Caribbean. On the 14-day trip you'll attend a workshop with NY Times contributor Tim Neville then put what you've learned into practice and tackle real-life travel writing assignments.
To apply, all you need to do is submit your best 700-word travel story.
Find out more and check out all the prizes below.
Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to the Caribbean.
Attend a 4-day workshop with Tim Neville at a Selina hostel coworking space.
Then, go on a 10-day all-expenses-paid trip in the Caribbean with bamba.
Be outfitted with sustainable travel clothes and gear from Toad&Co.
Get feedback on your writing from Nat Geo Traveler editor at large, Norie Quintos.
As always, travel insurance for the trip provided by World Nomads.
'A leap into the unknown''Making a local connection'
'I didn't expect to find'
Use your chosen theme to craft a compelling story about a travel experience you've had in 700 words or less.
Fill in your personal details so we know how to contact you should you make the shortlist.
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:
The 3 recipients of the Scholarship, along with the shortlist of best travel stories will be published on the World Nomads website on 30 April 2020.
A correspondent at Outside and frequent contributor to The New York Times, Tim has scaled glaciers, skied, cycled and scuba dived to report his stories. In 2015 he was named a travel writer of the year by the Society of American Travel Writers.
Norie is an editor at large at National Geographic Travel Media. Previously an executive editor of National Geographic Traveler, she now consults with destinations and travel companies on improving their content.
The scholarship is not open to professional writers of any kind. 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, 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.
Read our previous winning stories below and check out last year's results.
Isabelle Anne Abraham's rickshaw driver was the one constant in her unpredictable New Delhi life – until he went missing.
At the foot of the mountains, on the grounds of an isolated chapel, Jill Fernandes uncovers a long-held family secret.
Talking with a local craftswoman about the genocide that occurred in Rwanda 25 years ago., Cameron Beach gets a lesson in forgiveness.