Travel Writing Scholarship

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 jeffrey siy 4 Comments

Do you think you have what it takes to be a travel writer? Then submit a travel essay based on your personal experience and you may just get Win a Travel Writing Scholarship 2010 with travel mentor, Simon Richmond. The scholarship includes airfare, accommodations, meals and travel expense to Tokyo, Japan where you will be staying for 7 days to write for "The Rough Guide to Japan" travel guide and another 4 days to enjoy "Flavours of Tokyo" tour with Intrepid Travel. This is a great opportunity for non-professional writers!

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to students, emerging and non-professional writers and lovers of travel looking for a career change
  • High degree of proficiency in written English
  • Must be comfortable doing some travel on your own
  • Minimum age 18 with a current passport
  • Be available between February 15 - 26 2010 to participate in 'The Rough Guide to Japan' writing assignment and "Flavours of Tokyo" independent tour with Intrepid Travel
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Write a 500 word (or less) travel focused essay based on a personal experience around one of the following themes:
    • 'A Journey that Changed Lives'
    • 'Responsible Travel'
    • 'Adventure in an Unknown Culture'
    • 'A Memorable Experience Involving Food in a Foreign Country'
  2. Judging Criteria
    • great descriptive ability
    • strong eye for detail
    • ability to uncover and tell a compelling story
    • excellent spelling and grammar and a knack for avoiding clichés
  3. Entry Guidelines
    • Complete an entry form which includes contact details and a 200 word (or less) essay on why you should be chosen and what the opportunity will mean for you
    • must be submitted in English
  4. One entry per person
  5. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: November 6 - December 21, 2009 (11.59PM AEST)

Contest Prize:

  • Scholarship Prize (Total prize value of scholarship is approximately AUD$7,760)
    • 1x return economy flight to trip destination Narita Tokyo departing from the nearest international airport to the scholarship recipient's home
    • 7 day assignment in Tokyo, Japan, reviewing and updating for The Rough Guide to Japan, including a stipend of AU$100 a day to cover meals and local transport
    • 7 day 3-4 star accommodation in Tokyo, Japan with
    • 4 day "Flavours of Tokyo" independent tour with Intrepid Travel including accommodation, activities and some meals
    • Mentorship with travel writer Simon Richmond of Rough Guide

  • FREE to do
  • Online submission
  • Great opportunity for non-professional writers
  • Open worldwide
  • Only 1 winner
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FlairCandy said...

OMG I wanna join!

YES you should! Minsan lang ang ganyan

Alicia said...

Thanks for featuring the 2010 World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship to Tokyo. We're really excited about this opportunity and can't wait to check out the applications!

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