Join an on-assignment National Geographic photographer in Bhutan!
Worldnomads.com, National Geographic Channel & JoJo's Adventures Bhutan are giving one exceptional individual the chance to go on assignment
with renowned wildlife photographer Jason Edwards
to The Kingdom of Bhutan - land of the Thunderdragon!
This your chance to photograph the deeply spiritual and mystical Bhutan as it slowly opens up to the modern world, maintaining a strong balance with its ancient traditions. Nestled in the Himalayas, bordering India and China, 65% of Bhutan is under forest cover, making its pristine ecology home to rare and endangered flora and fauna.
To help you take the best photos,
the scholarship recipient will receive AU$2000 worth of Pentax
photographic equipment of your choice.
Your best photos will be
published on the National
Geographic Channel's website where they will be viewed by
thousands of travellers worldwide, offering you a once-in-a-lifetime
chance to get your foot in the door of one of the most revered
exploration organisations in the world!
Highly regarded for
his wildlife and remote landscape photography, Jason Edwards is
represented by National Geographic Image Collection.
* We'll fly you in from your country of
residence to Paro, Bhutan where you will meet your JoJo's Adventure guide for your 7 day trip. You'll need to be available to be in Bhutan
between December 5 - December 12, 2010.
the trip, which has been specifically designed for the assignment,you will work alongside Jason Edwards photographing rare and endangered wildlife in the Phobjikha Valley including the White Bellied Heron(there are only 200 left in the world, and 30 live in
this valley)Black Necked Cranes. The trip will also include historical architecture and traditional Bhutanese culture.
* You will gain invaluable mentoring
and hands-on experience in everything from shot set up,
technique and composition through to insights into his many years of
diverse experience as an award winning photographer.
assignment will involve observing and assisting Jason as well as
undertaking your own photographic work. This will involve long days
chasing the perfect shot!
* You will keep a daily
diary about your time on the trip and upload this to a WorldNomads.com
travel journal, including pictures you've taken.
* On your return
you will submit your top photographs to National Geographic Channel for
publication on www.natgeotv.com.au.(See Anna Zhu's photos, our winner from 2009, and her exhibition at Michaels)
* Most of
all, you'll be experiencing what it's like to be a photographer-on
assignment with National Geographic!
* Anyone can apply - this is open to photography
students, lovers of photography or any non-professional trying to
kickstart a career in travel photography.
* Minimum age 18 with a good level of fitness as there is trekking involved.
This is a global opportunity - you may apply from any country.
You should be an exceptional photographer with a lust for adventure,
ambition to grow your photographic skills and forge a career in Travel
Photography, and of course a desire to travel to Bhutan.
this is a scholarship, a learning experience, and therefore will not be
suitable for professional or Semi-professional photographers.
* Find out more about eligibility in our FAQ video blog
Please look carefully at the 4 steps required to complete your application.
If your photos are not ready, we suggest you come back later to complete this entry.
Shoot a series of photos (maximum of 5) that tell a story about a
place you have visited. 'Place' may be anywhere; somewhere in your own community or much further away. The judges will be looking for:
* ability to convey a story through photos
Please see our FAQ video blog about the theme, making digital adjustments and Jason's judging criteria.
2. Add your photos to worldnomads.com. Firstly create a journal, which is where your photos will be hosted, and fill in the entry form. Upload your photos either as a Flikr set or directly in the journal. (If you are already a member or have a journal, please sign-in.) * Please don't remove the tags and title of the gallery we have set up for you - this is how we find you *.
3. Tell us in 300 words or less about your photos and why you should be
written response will have significant weighting in the judging
process, so think carefully about why you should be chosen. Remember
this is a learning opportunity, not a junket for professional
4. Finally the legal bit. You know the Terms and Conditions of entry.
One entry per person
Applications close: Midnight,
October 17, 2010 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
The recipient of the Scholarship, along with
the best entries will be published on WorldNomads.com on November 1,
Check out our finalists and shortlist from 2009 along with
Take a look at our FAQ's video blog which provides more details on the task, technical guidelines, judging criteria, eligibility and more.
Photos courtesy of Christopher Potter
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