Reason for Application Fee
The application fee is for the Photographers and Digital Retouch Artist (DRA) applications. NILMDTS is a nonprofit and the application fee covers the costs associated with having the technology to upload the images and the automation to have them entered into a database so that our application review team can evaluate and score the images submitted. Once an application is accepted, the system then processes the application to then have your information appear on our Find a Photographer feature on our website.
Additionally, we implemented the fee because after completing an extensive amount of time and resources completing the entire application review and start-up technology process, we unfortunately find that a large number of applicants have only applied in order to obtain a free skills review of their work and never intend to volunteer with NILMDTS. This is not a good use of our agency resources and slows down the process for others, like yourself, who have the dedication to serve and are ready to begin volunteering with NILMDTS.