Saturday, February 22, 2020

World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship 2020, Caribbean (Fully Funded trip to Caribbean)

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 what you could win and how to apply below.

  • Receive a round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to 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.
  • Portfolio review -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.
Scholarship Criteria
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 clich├ęs
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.

How to Apply:
  • Select your story theme
    • 'A leap into the unknown'
    • 'Making a local connection'
    • 'I didn't expect to find'
  • Write a travel story
    • Use your chosen theme to craft a compelling story about a travel experience you've had in 700 words or less. 
  • Complete the application form Fill in your personal details so we know how to contact you should you make the shortlist

11 March 2019

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