American Landscape Online Registration

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Open to those in age range 18-29.

  1. Complete the application process through our online registration form below. You’ll need to submit this along with one letter of recommendation and 5 portfolio images.
  2. 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.
  3. You will be notified about your acceptance within in 30 days.
  4. If accepted to the program, you will be required to pay a one-time fee of $21.00.

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

The program takes place over the course of the summer. Mentors and mentees meet as a team for a series of 6-8 two-hour sessions over the course of 8-12 weeks between June and September.

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 selected cities are New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. If you will not be residing in one of these cities during the course dates, we can't accept your application.

YPA's 2016 Mentee Program Online Application




Main Phone Number



What city will you reside in during the 2016 program (select one):

Name of school or photography organization you are currently enrolled with or has been accepted to:

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

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.

What aspects of photography are you most interested in? (e.g. portrait, photojournalism, landscape, still life).

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 check your email regularly?

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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