Overseas, if you win, it won't be all sushi and geishas for you though:
The assignment will be to research, review and update essential travel info for the Tokyo section of The Rough Guide Japan, including accommodation, bars and restaurants, entertainment, shopping, tours, activities and transport, as well as searching out those local secrets that travelers want to read about.
To qualify for the contest, you'll first have to prove your writing ability by sending in a 500-word personal experiences essay on one of these themes:
· A Journey that Changed Lives · Responsible Travel · Adventure in an Unknown Culture · A Memorable Experience Involving Food in a Foreign Country
Sounds simple enough, right? It's perhaps the perfect first jump towards paid travel writing focusing on guidebooks, and if you win the week-long trip, you get to relax with an extra four days in Tokyo on your own, experiencing the "flavors of Tokyo." Knowing how expensive a city Tokyo is and how awesome the prize looks, we think you should start your first draft today.
Submit your entry to WorldNomads by December 21. The winner of the scholarship contest, along with the best entries received will be published on the WorldNomads.com website on January 8th, 2010.
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