Registrations have opened for young photographers and videographers interested in a career in the creative industries to apply for the Canon Red Straps youth mentoring program.

Back for a second year, Red Straps 2020 is open to young content creators aged 16-24 years and offers an intensive 12-week program with six online educational modules.  Topics covered include how to kickstart a business; how to navigate clients; how to master content capture and editing and how to market your portfolio. Up to 1,000 young content creators from every corner of the country will be able to participate. Under the guidance of Canon Australia experts and two young professional mentors – Photography Mentor, Matt Cherubino, and Videography Mentor, Aaron Busch – each fortnightly module will involve a one-hour tutorial, after which a creative challenge will be set for students to complete, submit for expert critique, and finesse over the next week. The result will see students take their first steps to building a professional-quality body of work while being supported by a collaborative and inspiring group of like-minded and relatable people.

After completing the initial program, 10 participants will be selected as cadets and will receive an additional three-weeks of virtual one-on-one mentoring to further elevate their skills and business acumen. Registration for Red Straps 2020 is open until 3rd August 2020 via the Canon website here.