Budding Photographers Can Win a Travel Photography Scholarship in South Africa

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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.