Deadline for Travel Photography Scholarship with Approaching - Join a Nat Geo Photog

Published: Fri Oct 02 2009 travel photography scholarship deadline is approaching – apply for the opportunity to join an on-assignment National Geographic photographer in Antarctica for two weeks.

The assignment is to photograph the world's most remote wilderness aboard Gap Adventure's Antarctica Classic M/S Expedition, exploring the Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. The scholarship recipient’s best photos will be published on the National Geographic Channel's website where they will be viewed by thousands of travelers worldwide, offering a chance to work with one of the most revered exploration organizations in the world.

The scholarship winner will be flown from their country of residence to Ushuaia, Argentina where they will board the M/S Expedition on an 11 day assignment in Antarctica from November 22 till December 2, 2009. The winner will work alongside Jason Edwards photographing some of the planet's most impressive wildlife including Minke & Humpback Whales, Leopard Seals, Penguins, Albatross and dramatic iceberg landscapes. They will gain invaluable mentoring and hands-on experience in everything from shot set up, technique and composition through to insights into Jason’s many years of experience as an award winning photographer.

"This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience life as a National Geographic photographer," comments Amanda Byrne, Scholarship Coordinator for "In addition to a wonderful trip, the scholarship recipient will receive AUD$2000 worth of Pentax photographic equipment of their choice to really help them take the best pictures possible."

Entries are open to applicants from all over the globe but must be submitted by October 4, 2009; visit to apply. provides global travel safety products and services to travelers from over 150 countries around the world. From great value travel insurance, travel safety advice, language guides and free online travel journals, provides the tools to keep our clients travelling safely. is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurance companies. For more information or a free quote visit http:/ For media inquiries contact Alexia Nestora,

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