World Nomads: Win a 14-day travel writing trip to Argentina!

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018 at 11PM EST

Do you dream of being a professional travel writer?

Hidden in the rugged peaks and colorful cities of Argentina are thousands of stories to find and tell. We’re searching for 3 aspiring travel writers to delve into the history, culture and landscapes of Argentina to discover the essence of this unique land.

The winners will hone their skills in Buenos Aires during an intense 4-day work Travelshop with professional travel writer and contributor to The New York Times Tim Neville. They’ll then spend 10 days exploring specific regions with the local masters of adventure at Say Hueque.

How to apply

  1. Write your story

    Compose a 2500 character travel story around one of the following themes:

    • Making a local connection’
    • ‘The last thing I expected’
    • ‘A decision that pushed me to the edge’
  • Making a local connection’
  • ‘The last thing I expected’
  • ‘A decision that pushed me to the edge’
  • Complete the application form

    In 1500 characters or less tell us why you should be the scholarship recipient and what winning this opportunity would mean to you. Your answer will hold considerable weight in the judging process.

    Strictly one application per person. The application must be submitted in English.

    Benefits:

  • Free flights
  • Receive round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to Buenos Aires.

    • Travel writing workshop: Attend an exclusive 4-day travel writing course under the mentorship of New York Times and Outside magazine contributor Tim Neville.
  • Travel writing workshop: Attend an exclusive 4-day travel writing course under the mentorship of New York Times and Outside magazine contributor Tim Neville.
  • Argentina trip
  • Each writer will then embark on their own 10-day trip with $1000 USD spending money plus a free tour courtesy of Say Hueque.

  • Travel insurance

  • Travel with confidence knowing that you are covered by World Nomads on your writing adventure

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. You 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

The 3 recipients of the Scholarship, along with the shortlist of best travel stories will be published on the World Nomads website on April 4th, 2018.

Important dates

  • 28 Feb; 2018 Applications close
  • 04 Apr; 2018 Winner announced
  • 07 May, 2018 Trip begins
  • 21 May, 2018 Trip ends

Click here to apply

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