Norway: Is it your dream to photograph the Northern Lights? World Nomads seeks 3 visual storytellers to send on a 9-day aurora-hunting photo/film scholarship expedition with Hurtigruten on the ‘North Cape Express’ Half Voyage from Bergen to Tromsø. Scholarships also include RT air travel to Norway, professional mentoring, travel insurance and new camera equipment. Open to worldwide applicants, 18+. Free to enter by August 20, 2023.
Turkey, Mexico + US: Content creators invited to apply for a variety of upcoming experiential, all-expenses-paid press trips, such as ancient culture in Istanbul, Bodrum + Agora, private white-sand beaches in Cancun or art, music + wellness in Palm Springs. Apply via Matador Creators here.
Worldwide (in English): Off Assignment is a literary magazine with “a penchant for journeys and a fascination with strangers. We’re looking for writers who travel, poets who wander, essayists with a sense of place, reporters with swollen notebooks, and gourmands with street cart taste. We’re not here to guide vacations. We don’t cover spas or centennials. We have a taste for offbeat places. We care about voice and story. We want the writer on the page—sweating, tripping, and telling a tale. We are interested only in original essays; your work must not have been published elsewhere prior to submitting.” Ongoing submissions of various topics accepted.
Worldwide, 16+: The Moth Nature Writing Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished piece of prose or poetry that “best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world.” First prizewinner receives €1,000 + a week at Circle of Misse in France; other cash prizes of €500 + €250. 4,000 maximum word limit; winning entries will be published in The Irish Times. €15 entry fee; apply by September 30, 2023.
Worldwide: Enter to win a Dream Vacation of your choice for 2 from Dramamine, includes airfare, accommodation, $500 gift card + more. Open to US, 18+. Free to enter by September 4, 2023.