Photography portfolios demonstrate a mastery of 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.
To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to these statements:
- I am either a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident/green card recipient, or I can demonstrate that I am legally able to receive taxable income in the United States.
- I am in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year I am applying.
- If I’m selected as a Finalist, this would be my first time attending National YoungArts Week.
The requirements for the 2022 competition are listed in the downloadable PDF.
Ask a question – artist to artist
Want to know more about the YoungArts community and pursuing a career in the arts? Complete the following form and you’ll get insight from a previous YoungArts award winner about YoungArts programs, pursuing a career in the arts, the benefits of applying and your artistic discipline. You will receive a response via email.
Getting to experience a week surrounded by individuals who shared my interests and creative passion was something I’ve never experienced before. I am so inspired to pursue art for the rest of my life.”