Do I need to be a member to be considered for a YPA program?
A YPA21 Membership is required to apply for our Mentoring Program and to attend our Educational Lectures.

How old do I need to be to be a Member?
18 years or older with an active interest in photography.

How old do I need to be to be a YPA21 Member?
Please refer to the Who is eligible? section on the YPA21 Membership page.

How long is my YPA21 membership good for?
Your YPA21 Membership is valid for one year. When your membership is about to expire, we’ll contact you to see if you wish to renew.

How do I apply for a place on the Mentoring Program?
See the Mentoring Program pages for how to apply.

How do I apply for a scholarship?
Please refer to the Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship Program website for how to apply for a YPA scholarship.

Once I register, will I automatically be entered for consideration for all YPA program?
No, you will need to apply for the programs you'd like to be considered for. Whenever we launch a new program, all YPA members will be notified so that you can submit an application for consideration.

Is there an application fee for the Mentoring Program or Educational Lectures?
No. Once you’ve paid your $21 YPA21 Membership fee, there are no other costs associated with applying for any of the YPA programs.

When and where does the Mentoring Program take place?
Details of the current or next mentoring program can be found on the Mentoring Program page.

I'm a high school student. How can YPA help me?
YPA programs focus on college students. High school seniors may apply to join a YPA program once they are accepted into a college program. (We have awarded several scholarships to college freshmen.) We recommend checking out the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, which have a number of programs and awards for middle and high school students.

I am interested in being a mentor.
Register your details with us. We will contact you when we start setting up the next mentoring program. Thank you for your support!

I am interested in volunteering.
Register your details with us, noting what areas you are most interested and able to help us in. Thank you for your support!