New Creative Opps for Travelers in Italy, Australia, Antarctica, New Orleans & more

Travel Film Scholarship 2013 – New Orleans: wants to send one lucky filmmaker or team of two to New Orleans, February 26-March 8, 2014, under the mentorship of filmmaker and director Brian Rapsey to produce 3-5 three-minute travel-themed videos to share with the world. “This assignment is about really finding out what makes this melting pot of a city tick – from exploring Mardi Gras traditions to delving into the vibrant music and food scenes that the Big Easy can claim as their very own.” The top 50 entries will also receive enrollment in the MatadorU Travel Filmmaking mini-course. Apply by 11/6.

Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida: Visual & Performing Artists, Writers, Musicians & Composers invited to apply for National Park Service residencies up to 3 months, includes dorm-style housing+work space. No pets or partners permitted. Apply by 11/30.

Liguria, Italy: Call for 5 talented videographers from around the world to participate in regional tour to create new “Digital Diary of Liguria” videos. All expenses and travel paid, plus €2500 for delivering your visual story. Also a €10,000 prize to the video with the most views! Open to those 18+ worldwide. Apply by 9/30. For more details & applications instructions, visit the Liguria Calling promo page via &

Want to star in your own roadtrip travel TV show? Submit a video to Ford’s Fusion Energi Adventure competition to win a trip for 2 with airfare/hotels to film a 30-minute roadtrip reality show episode (up to 620 miles in length), new Fusion Energi vehicle + $15,000. Enter by 9/30.

Worcester, MA: Call for Fellowship applications from American Antiquarian Society for historical research by creative & performing artists, writers, filmmakers & journalists whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-20th-century American history, including historical novels, documentary films, sculpture, paintings, plays & more. Fellows receive $1,350 + housing in scholar’s quarters or $1,850 if residing off-campus. Apply by 10/5 for 2014 fellowships.

New Instagram video contest to win a 3-month all-you-can-fly membership from Surf Air. Enter by 9/26.

REI is giving away seven adventure trips for two to Australia, Croatia, Mount Everest, Galapagos Islands & Otavalo Highlands. Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon, Botswana or Antarctica. Trips includes roundtrip coach airfare for two from the continental U.S. to the trip starting point, all guide services, meals and accommodations. Enter once every 24 hours. Ends 10/31.

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