World Nomads 2010 Travel Writing Scholarship

World Nomads 2010 Travel Writing Scholarship.

Tomorrow, I've got an email to my inbox from Tara Parsons, Global Programs Manager of World Nomad. She gave me an information about World Nomads Scholarship 2010. And now, I will share it to you. This is the official email from her:


I have an exciting Travel Writing Scholarship opportunity to share with you all!

WorldNomads.com in conjunction with Rough Guides, Intrepid Travel and Hotels.com is offering the chance to go to Tokyo, Japan with Rough Guides Travel Writer, Simon Richmond.

The assignment will be to research, review and update essential travel info for the Tokyo section of ‘The Rough Guide to Japan’, including accommodation, bars & restaurants, entertainment, shopping, tours, activities and transport, as well as searching out those local secrets that travelers want to read about.

Your work will feature in the new edition of ‘The Rough Guide to Japan’ placing your foot firmly in the door of the elusive travel writing industry!

The winner of the scholarship will be flown to Tokyo, Japan from their country of residence where they will join Simon Richmond from Rough Guides for a 7 day assignment.
They will gain invaluable mentoring and hands-on experience through Simon's many years of Travel Writing.

After the assignment, the scholarship winner will also enjoy a 4 day “Flavours of Japan” tour with Intrepid Travel.

Applicants for the scholarship must Craft a 500 word (or less)travel focused essay based on a personal experience around one of the following themes;
a. 'A Journey that Changed Lives'
b. 'Responsible Travel'
c. 'Adventure in an Unknown Culture'
d. 'A Memorable Experience Involving Food in a Foreign Country'
They will also be asked to provide 200 words or less on why they should be awarded the World Nomads 2010 Travel Writing Scholarship.

Visit the WorldNomads.com Scholarship page for more information:

The deadline for entrants is December 21, 2009. Please circulate this message to anyone who may be interested in participating.

Also please feel free to print off the below poster for the notice board of your place of work or study.

Download World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship poster - A3 size
Download World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship poster - A4 size
Download World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship poster - US letter size

Let me know if you would like more information regarding this exciting writing scholarship.

*Please note this scholarship is open to travel writing students and enthusiasts. Travel writing professionals are not eligible to apply.

Kind regards,

Tara Parsons
Global Programs Manager


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