Northern Lights, Camera, Action: World Nomads Announces Winners

Travel photo and film scholarship winners to embark on epic Norwegian adventure to bring responsible travel and destinations to life through creative writing and photography.


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  • Contest winners will create content on assignment for World Nomads and campaign partners.
  • Prize includes flights to Norway, a Hurtigruten voyage, professional camera gear, 1:1 mentoring with world class professional travel creatives, $150 toward travel insurance, $500 spending money and a carbon removal package.
  • Total prize value for each winner is more than US$15,000.

Media Release: Sydney – World Nomads, a fast-growing, global travel insurance provider that provides safety and responsible travel advice and inspiration to help adventurers travel better, is excited to announce the winners of their latest travel scholarship.

Winners include a diverse set of content creators from Chile, Mexico and the UK, who will travel on a Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express voyage in October, creating content to real briefs provided by World Nomads and campaign partners. Briefs will include showcasing the wonders of the natural world and the importance of traveling responsibly and sustainably.

Emilia Miranda from Chile, Leslie Latchman from the UK and Amanda Garcia from Mexico will join Hurtigruten’s 9-day North Cape Express – Half Voyage from Bergen to Tromsø. During their assignment trip, participants will receive personalized 1:1 mentoring from award-winning travel creatives, Dan and Zora Avila of Travel Shooters.

“This scholarship is our way of nurturing the next generation of talented photographers and filmmakers, providing them with a platform to showcase their creativity and share their unique travel experiences with the world,” said Christina Tunnah, General Manager of Marketing and Brands, World Nomads. “We can't wait to see the captivating stories that will unfold through the lens of our scholarship winners."

Dan and Zora Avila of The Travel Shooters had this to say about the winners:

Leslie Latchman – United Kingdom

“Les captures the movement and proximity of flying gulls, warm seaside light and a carefree, holiday mood that make us feel connected and immersed in this Moroccan seaside town. The image processing, use of color and shooting style across the image set is consistent and cohesive, helping to tell the story. Beautiful work.”

Amanda Garcia – Mexico

“This amazing winning video entry captured at the Venice Carnival … demonstrates delicate, nuanced storytelling, with elevated atmospherics and emotion as key subjects of the video. The use of focus, shot angle, subject variation and music, together with beautifully emotive color grading, demonstrate attention to detail and great skill in visual storytelling.”

Emilia Miranda – Chile

“The brave and unique stylistic choice of image processing enhances the clean, beautifully composed images that capture emotion with an uncluttered style. The image set from the Chilean seaside is cohesive, yet not slavishly repetitious and we commend your work that shows creative risk-taking, pushing the boundary of photographic technique in the pursuit of storytelling.”

The three scholarship winners’ prizes are valued at more than US$15,000. The prize package includes round-trip airfare from the winner's nearest international airport to Norway and $150 toward travel insurance, courtesy of World Nomads. Winners will also receive a state-of-the-art Fujifilm XT-5 Camera with a FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens, Think Tank camera bags, 500kg Carbon Removal Package ($500 value) to offset travel emissions from Tomorrow’s Air, and $500 USD spending money thanks to Adventure.Travel.

To view the winning entries, visit

World Nomads will be excited to share new content created by scholarship winners toward the end of the year on their website and social media channels.

Media Contacts

Australia/New Zealand:

Michelle Innis


Phone: +61 414 999 693


Graham Lynch


Phone: +353 86 831 784


Mandy Morrissey


Phone: +1 510 775 0780

About World Nomads

World Nomads is a fast-growing, global travel insurance company. We provide inspirational stories, safety tips and specialized travel insurance for adventurous and independent travelers. Our online travel insurance offers cover to travelers from more than 100 countries and allows you to buy and claim online, 24/7, even while already traveling.

Our travel insurance focuses on what we believe is important to travelers: emergency medical and evacuation costs, baggage, trip cancellation, trip delay and trip interruption costs. We also offer cover for more than 150 adventure sports and activities, plus tech and gear. Our policies are underwritten by a suite of specialist travel insurers that provide 24/7 emergency assistance, customer service and claims support, making us a top choice for many of the world's leading adventure, independent and youth travel brands.

World Nomads is a part of the nib Group which provides health and medical insurance to more than 1.5 million Australian and New Zealand residents. We also provide health insurance to more than 170,000 international students and workers in Australia and are Australia’s third-largest travel insurer and global distributor of travel insurance through our business nib Travel.