WIN a 10-day Photography Assignment to Japan!

Deadline: 14 December 2016
Open to: anyone who is looking for an introduction into the travel photography industry
Scholarship: includes free flights, adventure gear, 10-day all-expenses-paid trip, travel insurance and more


Ever wondered what it would be like on assignment as a travel photographer? This is your chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan and be mentored by professional travel photographer, Richard I’Anson. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the traditions and temples of Kyoto, Japan is the perfect place for photography enthusiasts. This is a ‘learning opportunity’ for someone who is looking for an introduction into the travel photography industry.

This is your chance by the World Nomads to showcase your photography talents and unique perspective! The aim of the scholarship is the give the winner a foot in the door to the travel photography industry, so you’ll need to convince us that you are the best person to send.


The scholarships are for anyone who is looking for an introduction into the travel photography industry.


  • Free flights: Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to Tokyo, Japan;
  • Adventure gear: Travel in comfort and style with awesome outdoor adventure gear from our friends at Kathmandu;
  • 10-day all-expenses-paid trip: Go on a bespoke trip through ancient and modern Japan with a tour from World Expeditions and TourRadar;
  • Travel insurance: you’ll receive travel insurance for the duration of your trip from World Nomads;
  • Learn from a pro: Receive hands-on experience in everything from shot set up to technique, composition and visual storytelling under the mentorship of travel photographer and Canon Master, Richard I’Anson;
  • Photography tips guidebook: Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips written by mentor Richard I’Anson, will sharpen your skills and your pictures.

How to apply?

  1. Shoot your photo story (maximum of 5 images): Your images must tell a story about a place you have visited. ‘Place’ may be anywhere; somewhere in your own community or much further away. Each of the 5 shots must have accompanying caption text (1-2 sentences) to help contextualise the shot;
  2. Craft a 1500-character essay telling what winning this scholarship would mean to you: Your written essay will have a significant weighting in the judging process, so think carefully about why you should be chosen. Tell about yourself, your passions, why you love photography, what drives you to take a better shot, where you would like to go with your photography etc.;
  3. Complete the application form including your personal details along with uploading your photos.

More information on the official website.

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