Deadline: 23 April 2012
Open to: Students, emerging and non-professional writers and lovers of travel with a high degree of proficiency in written English, aged minimum 18 by the date the scholarship application close.
Prize: Scholarship covering the trip to Singapore, Indonesia, Malayasia with the mentorship of travel writer Richard Lim of Rough Guides
Do you want to be a published travel writer?
This year WorldNomads.com decided to shake things up a bit and instead of choosing just one country for their scholarship…they’ve decided to send you off to three different countries in Southeast Asia! Once on the ground, you’ll have the opportunity to see for yourself life beyond the banana pancake trail, and get to know Southeast Asia from the local perspectives, through the eyes of three amazing writers.
Here’s the triple-dip deal:
First you’ll head off to Singapore to go on assignment for five days under the mentorship of Rough Guides writer Richard Lim to review and update ‘The Rough Guide to Singapore’.
Then you’ll fly to Bali and meet up with Stuart McDonald, founder of Travelfish, the online travel guide to Southeast Asia, before heading off on six days of cultural insight and adventure in Indonesia.
For the last leg of the scholarship, you will be whisked off to Malaysia for a food odyssey through Kuala Lumpur and Penang with former local and cookbook author of award winning hsa*ba Burmese cookbook, Tin Cho Chaw, to explore how cuisine shapes the lives of Malaysians.
Watch the video for more eligibility information and application tips.
The successful applicant will receive the following;
The scholarship recipient must work with the mentor Richard Lim, and under his direction, review and update local travel information in Singapore such as accommodation, transport, bars & restaurants, entertainment, shopping, tours & activities. All relevant writing must be submitted to Richard Lim for review and possible editing no later than August 20, 2012. Some or all parts of the work submitted may be published in the 2013 “The Rough Guide to Singapore” where the Scholarship recipient will be duely credited.
The scholarship recipient must also keep a daily travel diary and upload diary entries (no less than 200 words per daily entry) to the World Nomads website, via an online travel journal, no later than 2 weeks after returning from the trip.
If you want it, you’ve got to show it. To apply you need to:
1. Write. Craft a 2000 character or less (this includes spaces) travel focused essay based on a personal experience around one of the following themes:
It’s up to you to convince the judging panel through your writing that you have the spirit of adventure and passion for travel writing to be chosen for this scholarship. They will be looking for:
2. Complete an entry form which includes contact details and a maximum 800 character essay on why you should be chosen and what the opportunity will mean for you. Your answer will provide considerable weight in the judging process.
3. One entry per person.
4. The entry must be submitted in English.
The deadline for applications is April 23, 2012 at 2PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC +10).
For more information please visit the Official Website.