Budding Photographers Can Win a Travel Photography Scholarship in South Africa

The folks at National Geographic and WorldNomads.com have an amazing prize set aside for one lucky photographer.

You'll start by being flown to Johannesburg to meet photographer Jason Edwards and a small travel group that will join you on your eight day trip through South Africa. You'll get mentoring from Edwards, hands-on experience and plenty of time in the field. At the end of the trip, you'll sort through your best photographs, color balance and prepare them for their final destination - The National Geographic Channel.

Only aspiring pros need apply - this is an opportunity for amateurs wanting to take their craft to a higher level. The application process is rigorous and requires not only a set of great photos, but a 300 word essay explaining why you're the candidate that should be chosen for the tour.

Learn more about the contest and learn more about entering at World Nomads.