The Scholarship After 8 years working with Worldnomads.com to develop and expand one of the worlds most successful photography scholarship programs it is with sadness that myself and National Geographic Channel will no longer be involved with this program. From humble beginnings and little more than one hundred applicants to thousands of entries from nearly 100 countries it has been an absolute pleasure guiding people through the judging brief and mentoring some of the most inspirational photographers I’ve ever met. There’s been laughter and tears, backbreaking hikes and sleepless nights, disentry and even a little whisky! I don’t have the opportunity to take non-essential staff into the field very often but I do realise the significant learning opportunities fieldwork provides. Many photographers believe helping someone will be to their own detriment but I disagree, helping inexperienced shooters only strengthens the industry as a whole. Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook and subscribe to our mailing list for more Jason Edwards and National Geographic programs in the near future.