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Travel Writing Scholarships 2017

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Do you have what it takes to be a travel writer?

Hone your storytelling skills, learn from an industry pro and go on a real-life assignment in the Balkans.

Well off the trodden European trail, the southeastern destinations of Croatia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo are a delight for adventure-seekers and culture enthusiasts alike. The magic of the mountains is found not only in the wondrous landscapes but also in the hospitable people and their deep connections to local tradition.

World Nomads is looking for three aspiring storytellers to travel around this region and write about the natural attractions and cultural charms that they find along the way. Prizes include free flights, a trip to the Balkans and a mentorship with New York Times contributor Tim Neville. 

To apply, there are three parts to the process:

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

  • 'Making a local connection'
  • 'Out of my comfort zone'
  • 'A place I’ll never forget'

 2. Plan Your Itinerary

Nominate two places that you would like to visit in the Balkans. 

3. Complete the form

In 1500 characters or less tell the judges 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.

Applications close 21 March 2017.

Visit the World Nomads website for more information and to apply here.


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