2020 World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarships (Win a Travel Writing Adventure to the Caribbean)
Want to learn how to become a travel writer in a tropical paradise?
They are 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.
What you could win
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.
How to apply
1. Select your story theme
'A leap into the unknown'
'Making a local connection'
'I didn't expect to find'
2. 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.
3. Complete the application form
Fill in your personal details so we know how to contact you should you make the shortlist.
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