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Travel Writing Scholarship 2020

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10 Comments

  • Mark said

    Where exactly in the Caribbean is the winning trip?

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    Hi Mark,

    The workshop will take place in Panama. We'll then work with the 3 winners and the tour operator to plan each of their trips to a different part of the Caribbean.

    - Bec, World Nomads

  • Marcela said

    Hi! I'm an advertising copywriter. Am I eligible to the contest? I don't write for magazines or blogs, I just develop content for the company I work for.

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    Hi Marcela,

    Can you please email [email protected] with this? We'll be able to answer your question from there.

    - Bec, World Nomads

  • Kate said

    Hello :) at the time of the trip, I would be outside of my home country travelling on a personal trip. If I was successful, would I be able to fly to Panama from somewhere that is not my home country? Would that matter where I flew from?

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    Hi Kate,

    That won't be a problem.

    Good luck!
    - Bec, World Nomads

  • Amy said

    I have a young daughter that I wouldn't be able to leave for 10 days - would there be anyway to bring her along if I won?

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    Hi Amy,

    Unfortunately we can't allow anyone but the winners on the trip.

    - Bec, World Nomads

  • Tuğba Dilan Yıldız said

    It is great to support young people with such an application

  • Tijana said

    Will the winners be completely on their own during the winning trip? Or will there be a guide of some sort, someone to be with them in case of any trouble?

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    Hi Tijana,

    On the trip each of the winners will be on a bamba tour where there will be a guide present. There will also be opportunity for free time if they wish.

    Good luck!
    - Bec, World Nomads

  • Carolina Alves said

    I would like to know if the text that we need to write (the one with the 700 words) about a travel experience it's about an experience that we already lived or is an experience that we'd like to live.

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    Hi Carolina,

    The brief is to write about an experience you've had.

    Good luck!
    - Bec, World Nomads

  • Tanya said

    Hello,

    I'm an older person who would like to get back into writing after a career in a different field. Can I submit something I wrote a long time ago? In the off-chance I won, the goal would be to improve on my 30-year old writing and to learn what an older traveler can offer to the travel writing community.

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    Hi Tanya,

    You may submit a piece you have previously written. However if you were previously a professional writer then it may affect you eligibility to win. If you're concerned you can email [email protected] with more information on your previous experience in writing.

    All the best,
    - Bec, World Nomads

    - Bec, World Nomads

  • Lujain said

    Peace be upon you...
    I haven't had any experience of traveling in my life except my journey to a country near mine . What can I write in my Story? Can I explain my single journey? and can I write about a journey that I have made in my dreams? Please tell me exactly what I should write in my story in order to be a good writing .

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    Hi Lujain,

    We require the stories to be about a travel experience you've had in your life – and it doesn't have to be of a journey far from home. For guidance on how to improve your writing, check out mentor Tim Neville's Art of Travel Writing Guide: https://www.worldnomads.com/explore/guides/art-of-travel-writing-guide.

    Best of luck,
    - Bec. World Nomads

  • Sally Smith said

    Would the winners retain the copyright of their stories after the competition (e.g. if they wish to use the story in a manuscript on which they're working, or to submit to another publication or competition)?

    Likewise, would a story which has already been entered into another competition (in an amended form) be eligible to be entered into this competition?

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