Scholarship Contest
Scholarship Contest

Looking to win a once in a lifetime trip to Arnhem Land in Northern Australia? The winner of the this years World Nomads’ Travel Documentary Scholarship Contest will win a trip to Australia to  film a documentary on the impact of the Southeast Asia fishing industry on aboriginal life.

World Nomads, the travel services company that helps independent travelers stay safe and stress-free on the road recently announced a scholarship contest open from now through June 16, 2011, to select an amateur videographer keen to jump-start a documentary filmmaking career.

The winner will travel for seven days (Sept. 3-9, 2011), under the auspices of World Expeditions through remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land (far north Australia) for an immersion in traditional Yolngu Aboriginal knowledge of the land, sea and animals. Virgin Blue will provide air transportation from the winner’s country of residence to Northern Territory, Australia.

The aspiring filmmaker will join and work under the directive of documentary producer Trent O’Donnell to create a film that will be considered for air on National Geographic Adventure television. The project involves Yolngu Aboriginal rangers working to restore lands around the sea by removing and cataloging the man-made detritus the sea carries as by-product of South East Asia’s fishing industry.

Candidates 18 and older can be students, emerging and non-professional filmmakers or even lovers of travel looking for a career change.

To enter, contestants must prepare and submit a sample three-minute video based around the theme; ‘Local Encounters’.

One person will be selected to travel, all-expenses paid within Australia, to work with O’Donnell whose Positive Footprints series screened on National Geographic Adventure Channel.

For more information and details on this scholarship contest, visit this website

For specific questions relating to the scholarship contest, please contact Alexia Nestora