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TURKEY | Monday, 24 January 2011 | Views [9328] | Comments [12]

Dreaming about going on assignment with Rough Guides in Turkey??


If you've already read all the info about our Travel Writing Scholarship and still have some questions or would like a bit of extra insight, hopefully our video blog below will help you. 


Clare Currie, Publishing Director for Rough Guides gives us an insider's view on what you can expect from this opportunity;

- What kind of writer are you looking for?

- What am I going to get out of this scholarship?

- What skills set apart a Rough Guides travel writer?

Watch Clare's video





Amanda Byrne, Progams Marketing Managing for Worldnomads talks about scholarship eligibility and how to apply.


Watch Amanda's video



Good luck everyone, we look forward to receiving your submissions!



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Are the expenses of acommodation and living expenses covered?


  Tina Mar 11, 2011 12:41 AM


Hi! I am currently in China and want to apply for the scholarship, the problem is that youtube videos are blocked by the government here, so I am not able to see them. Is there any other way? Maybe you have a transcript I can read? Or the videos are also uploaded somewhere else?

  Aniko Mar 12, 2011 4:19 PM


Hi Tina - check the terms and conditions which outlines everything which is covered;


Aniko - if you also check the above link, everything you need to know about applying is covered in the main application page, The video is more an elaboration of some of these point, but just let us know if you have any particular questions and I will try to help you.

Thanks, Amanda

  scholarships Mar 14, 2011 10:08 AM


Hi , I am Hind from Morocco .I got a BA in English Studies .Right now I am working , is it possible for me to participate.

  Hind Mar 18, 2011 4:53 AM


Dear Amanda,

I am so excited about this opportunity, and just submitted my entry. Is it advantageous to fill out the profile, with a photo, description, etc. too? I'm having a bit of trouble because whenever I try to add photos, it says that Mozilla 3.1 isn't supported? It would be great if you could help me out.

Isabel Eva

  isabeleva Mar 18, 2011 9:47 PM


Are freelance translators considered "writers"? :D I'd love to apply, but I'm not sure if I qualify.

  Cristina Mar 21, 2011 3:49 AM


Hi all,

Hind - it depends what you are working as? Check the eligibility requirements.

Isabel - It so not necessary to add a photo, but as this is a travel blogging website and lots of other travellers will be reading your story, photos are always appealing. But it wont hinder/help your chances in the scholarship. Try using a newer web browser


  scholarships Mar 23, 2011 10:17 AM



I've read all the terms and conditions but there's something I'm still not clear on.

I used to be a "professional" writer in the sense that I derived my income from a search engine optimization firm but I've been promoted to editor (my tasks are more like that of a proofreader) and I no longer get the chance to write. Also, I've never been published with a byline except for one tiny freelance job. Am I still qualified?


  dru Mar 24, 2011 10:17 AM


Hi Amanda, would just like to check if it is possible to amend the personal details or the tell us about yourself section of the application. have look high and low for it on the site but couldn't seems to locate it. Thanks in advance. :)

  sratsthgin Mar 25, 2011 5:31 PM



I submitted my entry a couple of minutes back. While filling the 'about me' description, I mentioned that I have written for a few websites. However, these are as part of 'reader contributions' so I hope it is not misconstrued as 'professional writing'. It would be great if you could let me know if that wont be a problem.


  neerajnarayanan Mar 28, 2011 10:42 AM


This looks amazing! Is there a 2012 competition??

  Luke Jan 10, 2012 6:39 AM


Hi Luke,

Yes, this is an annual scholarship. Check back in late February for details of our 2012 competition.


  scholarships Jan 10, 2012 8:54 AM

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