Nomad Travel Writing Scholarship: Win a Trip to the Caribbean


The World Nomad Travel Writing Scholarship is sending three aspiring travel writers to explore beyond the sandy shores and crystal waters of the Caribbean. On the 14-day trip you’ll attend a workshop with NY Times contributor Tim Neville then put what you’ve learned into practice and tackle real-life travel writing assignments. The deadline is on 11 March 2020.

Scholarship Opportunity

Participants can win a round-trip airfare from your closest international airport to the Caribbean to attend a 4-day workshop with Tim Neville at a Selina hostel coworking space and then go on a 10-day all-expenses-paid trip in the Caribbean.

In order to apply, participants need to submit a compelling story about a travel experience they’ve had in 700 words or less. The themes are:

  • ‘A leap into the unknown’
  • ‘Making a local connection’
  • ‘I didn’t expect to find’

Main criteria

The judges are looking for:

  • Great descriptive ability (without getting flowery)
  • A well-structured narrative and a strong eye for detail
  • Ability to uncover a great travel story and tell it in a compelling way
  • Excellent spelling and grammar and a knack for avoiding clichés

The 3 recipients of the Scholarship, along with the shortlist of best travel stories will be published on the World Nomads website on 30 April 2020.

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