Are you a 15-18 year old photographer?

Photography portfolios demonstrate a mastery of the photographic medium, including the ability to take risks, develop an idea through a series of images, showcase a range of experimentation, and clearly articulate visual and conceptual ideas. Personal statements allow photographers to add to the viewers’ understanding of who they are as an artist and what informs their perspective.

Our application will open in Spring 2017. Sign up to this email list and you will receive updates about the application including helpful tips on what makes a great submission. You will still have to apply online, but you will be the first to know when it opens! 



Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish

  • Take master classes with photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Frank W. Ockenfels, Sylvia Plachy, Eugene Richards, Maggie Steber, Mickalene Thomas, Bruce Weber and Carrie Mae Weems

  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers

  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities


Photography applicants are required to submit a portfolio of 10 images (5 of which should be from a series). All the requirements are listed in the downloadable PDF below.