Silence Online Application

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Mentoring Program.

YPA’s tuition-free program sponsored by ASMP takes place over the course of the summer. Mentors and mentees meet as a team for a series of 6 to 8 two-hour sessions over the course of 8 to 12 weeks between June and September, and is open to those in age range 18-29. To participate, you must have a flexible schedule and be willing to devote necessary time to complete the program, and follow instructions provided to you by YPA and your mentors.

Please note our participating cities to date are New York, Los Angeles and Boston. A full list of cities will be announced by March 25, 2018. To be notified of additional locations, please send us an email.

If you will not be residing in one of the participating cities during the course dates, we cannot accept your application.

  1. To apply for the program, you will be required to pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $20.00 using the form below.
  2. Return to this page to complete the application process by filling out the online application below the fee form.
  3. Be prepared to upload one letter of recommendation and 5 portfolio images.
  4. Submitting an application is no guarantee of acceptance. Student selections will be based on quality of work as well as your location and ability for YPA to engage a mentor in your area.
  5. You will be notified about your acceptance within in 30 days.

Details about this year’s theme, Silence, can be found here.

YPA's 2018 Mentee Program Online Application




Main Phone Number



What city will you reside in during the 2018 program (select one):

Name of school or photography organization you are currently enrolled with, have recently completed, or have been accepted to:

What genre of photography are you most interested in?

Write a brief paragraph about why you would like to be considered for the YPA Mentoring Program.

Explain your initial ideas on how you might approach the program's theme "Silence".

Please upload a letter of recommendation (doc, docx, pdf, txt, formats accepted).

Please provide a link to your online portfolio if available.

Please upload five portfolio images (note: these do not have to be representative of this year's theme, just what you feel are your best images) with the following specifications:
Recommended dimensions: No more than 1920 pixels on the longest side
Resolution: 72 dpi
File format and size: JPEGs under 5 MB in size
Color space: Save images in RGB color space, preferably sRGB.

List one or two things you would like to learn by participating in this program.

What is the best time of the day to reach you?

How would you prefer to be contacted?

Do you respond quickly to emails?

Please give us an idea of when it’s convenient to meet with your mentor. Check the day(s) and times you are generally available.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

By checking this box, you affirm you are 18 years of age or older, understand the statements above, and freely consent to participate in the YPA Mentoring Program (box must be checked to submit application).

Please review to make sure you've completed all fields before pressing the submit button. You will receive a copy of your application via email. To confirm your submission was successful, after clicking the submit button, scroll down to the bottom of this form again to see a confirmation message.

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