Travel Video Documentary Scholarship 2011 – Arnhem Land, Australia

Deadline: 16 June 2011, 2pm (Australia Eastern Standard Time)
Open to: film students, or anyone who’s trying to build a career in documentary making (non-professional)
Scholarship: see conditions below


Flying to the Northern Territory with Virgin Blue, you will take part in a special project with World Expeditions, working alongside the indigenous Yolngu Aboriginal rangers to restore sea country by removing and cataloging marine debris, the by-product of South East Asia’s fishing industry. You will be mentored by the documentary producer Trent O’Donnell in order to find your story and create your own short documentary.

This scholarship is very much about the mentorship opportunity, and the judging panel will be selecting someone who they feel will most benefit from the learning opportunity.

The scholarship recipient must produce / edit a video documentary using their own equipment of 5-10 minutes in duration, post participating in the trip. This documentary must focus on the trip and its impact it has on the local community. After he/she submit this documentary to no later than 2 months after returning from the tour.

The recipient must also keep a daily travel diary and upload diary entries ( no less than 200 words per daily entry) to the website, via an online travel journal, no later than 2 weeks after returning from the World Expeditions trip.


* Any non-professionals can apply – this is open to film students, or anyone who’s trying to build a career in documentary making
* Minimum age 18 with a current, valid passport and available as per the dates set out. Please note these dates are not changeable in anyway
* Resident of any country


Go to the application page, and fill in the brief entry form. Upload your video into your journal post and tell us in English in 200 words or less; what inspired your subject matter, what has been your documentary experience to date, what your ambition is as a documentary maker and what would winning this documentary scholarship mean to you?


– 7 day Arnhem Land Marine Rescue Program with World Expeditions (valued at AU$2245)
– Return Economy airfares from nearest major international airport to project destination organised by World Nomads (valued at approx. AU$3500)
– Travel Insurance (valued at approx. AU$150)
Total value of prize is approximately AU$5895.

The final winner will be announced by 2 July 2011.

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