Join a National Geographic on-assignment photographer in the Australian Outback!
Applications are now closed
World Nomads & National Geographic Channel are giving one exceptional student the chance to go on assignment with renowned wildlife photographer Jason Edwards!
The brief is to photograph the Arid Lands Festival and The Great Hughenden Endurance Camel Race - a 160 km camel endurance race run in the stunningly beautiful area of Porcupine Gorge in Outback Queensland, Australia.
Porcupine Gorge Queensland, image coutesy of Tourism Queensland.
As part of this assignment, you will work alongside and receive mentorship from Jason Edwards, gaining valuable 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.
To help you take professional photos, the scholarship recipient will receive an Olympus E3 digital camera with 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 Standard Wide Zoom Lens plus a new Lenovo Ideapad Y-510 laptop computer to store your photos and keep your journal.
The scholarship recipient's top photos will be published on the National Geographic Channel's website where they will be viewed by thousands of travellers world wide and offer 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!
The Scholarship also includes airfares from your nearest international airport, accommodation, travel insurance, visa costs and per diems.
Highly regarded for his wildlife and remote landscape photography, Jason Edwards is represented by National Geographic Image Collection.
What you'll be doing
* We'll fly you in from your country of residence to Longreach, Australia. You'll need to be available to be in Australia between August 19-26, 2008. The festival dates are August 22,23 & 24, 2008.
* In Hughenden, you will work alongside Jason Edwards photographing the camel race, festival events and local landscape. Your assignment will involve observing and assisting Jason as well as undertaking your own photographic work. This involves VERY early mornings, and long days chasing the perfect shot, this is not a pool-side holiday!
* You will keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this to a World Nomads 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.
* Most of all, you'll be experiencing what it's like to be a photographer-on-asssignment with National Geographic!
Who can apply
* To be eligible you have to be currently enrolled and actively studying at a recognised educational tertiary institution and speak and write fluent English.
* Minimum age 18.
* You must have a valid drivers licence and be comfortable driving a manual vehicle. This is the Outback!
* You should be an exceptional photographer with a lust for adventure, ambition to grow your photographic skills and desire to travel to Outback Australia.
If you want it, you've got to show it. To apply you need to:
1. Shoot a series of photos (maximum of 5) that tell a story about a place you have visited. The judges will be looking for:
* ability to convey a story through photos
* excellent technique
2. Upload your photos (maximum of 5) from this theme to Flickr and
a. Use the image captions to tell us about the place you photographed.
b. Tag your images with the keywords 'Scholarship 2008' - remember to use the inverted commas.
c. Add the images to the World Nomads Group. Only photographs in this group, tagged correctly will be considered.
3. Complete an entry form which includes a 300 word (max) essay on why you should be chosen and copy and paste the links to your photo series.
5. The recipient of the Scholarship, along with the best entries will be published on the World Nomads website on July 14, 2008.
Applications are closed
Conditions of Entry
1. Information on the scholarship prize and how to enter forms part of these conditions of entry. By applying for this scholarship you agree to be bound by these conditions of entry and all decisions of the scholarship promoter (World Nomads) which are final in all matters relating to the promotion. The scholarship and these conditions of entry are void where prohibited by law. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be published on the World Nomads website at www.worldnomads.com.
2. The promoter is World Nomads Pty Limited of Level 5, 24 York St, Sydney, NSW 2000.
3. Employees of World Nomads, National Geographic Channel, Lenovo, Olympus and their subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and members of their immediate families or households, are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.
4. Entry is free. No purchase necessary. You must be older than 18 to enter and currently enrolled and actively studying at a recognised educational institution. You must also have a valid passport and be available to be in Australia from August 19- 26, 2008. You must also have a valid drivers licence and be comfortable driving a manual car. To enter you must shoot a series of photos which tell a story about a place you have visited, upload your photos (maximum of 5) to www.flickr.com , tag your images with the keywords 'Scholarship 2008' and add them to the World Nomads Group. Only photographs in this group will be considered. You must also complete an entry form which includes a 300 word (or less) essay on why you should be chosen and copy and paste the links to your photo series.
5. The scholarship entries can be submitted from 9.00am AEST on April 1, 2008 and entries close at 11.59m AEST on 30 June 2008. Entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by World Nomads and World Nomads records are conclusive as to the time of receipt. All dates are subject to change if necessary in World Nomads discretion.
6. The Scholarship recipient will be selected by a panel of three judges including one independent judge, determining the best overall entry from a review of all eligible entries. The best overall entry is deemed to be the one that demonstrates excellent technique and best depicts a story about "a place you have visited" and articulates why the applicant should be awarded the 2008 World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship. The selection will be conducted at World Nomads Pty Limited of Level 5, 24 York St, Sydney, NSW 2000 on Tuesday July 1, 2008. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into, including in the event of a dispute. Chance plays no part in determining the successful scholarship recipient. The successful applicant will receive the following;
* 1 x return economy airfare to Townsville or Longreach, Australia from nearest major international airport organised by World Nomads.
* Ground transport to and from the airport to Hughenden.
* 4 x nights accomodtion in Hughenden (premises tbc) and overnight accommodation in Brisbane if required.
* per diems of AUD$60 per day to cover meals
* 1 x E3 Olympus digital camera and with 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 Standard Wide Zoom.
* 1 x Lenovo Ideapad Y-510 laptop computer
* Travel Insurance
* Mentorship from Jason Edwards
7. The scholarship recipient must submit a disk of their top photographs from the assignment to World Nomads and the National Geographic Channel no later than 1 month after returning from the trip. The scholarship recipient must also agree not to promote, sell or offer their assignment photographs to any other National Geographic body other than the National Geographic Channel.
8. The scholarship recipient must also keep a daily travel diary and upload diary entries (no less than 200 words per daily entry) to their World Nomads Journal, no later than 2 weeks after returning from the trip.
8. The Scholarship recipient will be notified by email and the recipient's name will be published on the World Nomads website within 14 days after selection.
9. If the Scholarship recipient is not immediately identifiable or contactable World Nomads will make reasonable efforts to identify and/or contact the Scholarship recipient. If the Scholarship recipient has not accepted the scholarship by 10 July 2008, the next best entry will be selected as scholarship recipient.
10. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected mail or any errors or failures in internet or other communications. World Nomads reserves the right to cancel or modify the scholarship promotion if, in its sole discretion, the administration of the scholarship promotion is impaired for technical or other reasons beyond its reasonable control and, in such an event, may select the Scholarship recipient from all valid entries received prior to the impairment.
11. Scholarship prize consists of:
* 1 x return economy airfare to Townsville or Longreach (Approx AUD$2500)
* 4 x nights accomodtion in Hughenden (Approx AUD$400)
* per diems of AUD$60 per day to cover meals (AUD $300)
* 1 x E3 Olympus digital camera and with 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 Standard Wide Zoom.(AU$3599)
* 1 x Lenovo Ideapad Y-510 laptop computer (AUD $1499)
* Travel Insurance (Approx $300)
Total prize value of scholarship is approximately AUD$8,598
12. The value of the prize is accurate at the date of commencement of the scholarship promotion. World Nomads accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the prize after that date. The prize cannot be refunded, transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash. World Nomads reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute the prize with cash or a prize of comparable value if the prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason.
13. The scholarship recipient will be responsible for all personal expenses and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with the prize that are not included in the prize description. The scholarship recipients are also responsible for all transportation to the point of departure, including accommodation costs prior to and following the travel dates in order to meet flight connections.
14. The scholarship recipient must hold valid passports. Entry visas, if applicable will be organised prior to departure.
15. The scholarship recipient agrees that acceptance of the prize by the scholarship recipient is conditional upon compliance with all relevant laws, rules and regulations and upon the scholarship recipient releasing World Nomads,National Geographic Channel, Lenovo, Olympus, Outback Australia Tourism, Arid Lands Festival and their affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents, from any and all liability, claims, demands and causes of action for any personal injury or other loss or damage (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) suffered in connection with the acceptance or use of the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. World Nomads reserves the right to disqualify the scholarship recipient at its absolute discretion in the event of non-compliance or the failure to provide such releases.
16. As the author of your entry, you warrant that your photographs are original, your own work and have not been digitally manipulated in any way. Any photos deemed by the judges to be digitally manipulated will not be considered for the Scholarship.
17. It will be a condition of entry that both scholarship applicants and the scholarship recipient will grant a non-exclusive copyright license to World Nomads, National Geographic Channel, Lenovo, Olympus and Outback Queensland Tourism to reproduce the work for subsequent promotion of the Scholarship Program.