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TOP TEN TIPS for Getting Into a...
Juried Exhibition, Craft Show, Book or Magazine

 
  This document will help you improve your chances of being accepted into any juried event, exhibition or publication.

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This Professional Guidelines document TOP TEN TIPS for Getting Into a Juried Exhibition, Craft Show, Book or Magazine provides information that can improve an artist’s or craftsperson’s chances of being accepted into exhibitions, craft shows, books and magazines—anywhere that inclusion is decided by a jury.

By its very nature, the jury process is exclusionary. Juried venues allow you to test your technical, design or conceptual abilities in a competitive environment, subject to the (hopefully) informed and objective opinions of the jurors.

Juried venues can raise your professional visibility within your field and are an excellent means for emerging artists—including students—to build an exhibition track record independent of any commercial or academic activities. But who gets in and who doesn't, in the end, boils down to the consensus of the jury. A basic understanding of how this process works, some strategic thinking and a little extra preparation can improve your chances.

Remember that juried opportunities can be quite competitive. Exhibition space is often limited and the number of square inches available on the printed page is precious. The same holds true for the number of booth spaces available in a craft fair. It is the jury’s job to eliminate weaker entries. Don’t let sloppy documentation, incomplete paper work, or poor visuals become the reason that a jury rejects your work. Be sure to put your best foot forward.

Below is a summary list of the TOP TEN TIPS.
A more thorough and comprehensive explanation of each TIP and the rationalization behind it can be found in the PDF TOP TEN TIPS for Getting Into a Juried Exhibition, Craft Show, Book or Magazine .

If there were only one TIP, however, which the Professional Guidelines could offer, it would be:
TIP #1. DAZZLE THE JURY WITH AMAZING IMAGES.

The quality of your photographic images is so important that there are two documents in the Professional Guidelines that are specifically dedicated to helping you to improve and to better evaluate your photographic images.

Additional Professional Guidelines documents titled, Juried Exhibitions and the Artist Checklist: Exhibitions, may also be helpful in reviewing a show’s prospectus before you decide to enter a juried show. Success is within your grasp with careful planning and preparation.

   
  TOP TEN TIPS for Getting Into a ....
          Juried Exhibition, Craft Show, Book or Magazine

TIP #1.   DAZZLE THE JURY WITH AMAZING IMAGES!
TIP #2.   DYNAMIC DETAIL IMAGES ARE KEY.
TIP #3.   DO NOT SEND A BAD IMAGE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
TIP #4.   CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE ARRANGEMENT OR ORDER OF THE IMAGES CHOSEN.
TIP #5.   AVOID AMBIGUITY IN YOUR IMAGES, DESCRIPTIONS AND APPLICATION
TIP #6.   CONSIDER YOUR ENTRY THOUGHTFULLY AND STRATEGICALLY.
TIP #7.   FILL OUT THE APPLICATION NEATLY AND COMPLETELY.
TIP #8.   ALWAYS LABEL YOUR IMAGES.
TIP #9.   PLAN CAREFULLY TO MEET ALL DEADLINES.
TIP #10.  BOOTH IMAGES NEED TO BE FANTASTIC!

 
Read TOP TEN TIPS for Getting Into a Juried Exhibition, Craft Show, Book or Magazine in the Professional Guidelines to improve your chances next time you enter your art or craft into a juried competition.
   
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