Submissions Open for 2020
Port City Review is SCAD's annual student arts journal. The book is unique because it's judged, curated and designed by students. Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2020 edition, which will be SCAD's eighth edition of Port City Review.
WHAT CAN YOU SUBMIT: You may submit as many entries to as many categories as you'd like, but please be reasonable. We generally recommend no more than five entries per student per category. You may submit to a category outside. You may submit work produced at any time in your artistic career, and it is acceptable to submit work that was produced for a class, though we ask that you refrain from submitting work that was heavily influenced or assisted by a faculty member.
GALLERY SHOW: Certain pieces selected for publication will be invited to be displayed at an exhibition at Alexander Hall Gallery. Students may sell their works at this exhibition. The exhibition date will be announced at a later date.
There are several categories from which to choose; please choose the correct category for the type of work you want to submit. Submissions will only be considered from students enrolled at the time of submission.
When submitting to any category, please remove your name from the actual submission file (if possible), as to keep the judging process completely blind. Your name and other identifying details on your submission application will be withheld from the judges.
Visual submissions should be 300 DPI or higher, and saved as JPEG, PDF or PNG files. Please do not submit TIFF or ZIP files as these files are not supported and may not be judged. Written submission submissions should be saved as Doc or DocX files (no PDFs, please). There is no word limit on submissions, but submissions will be edited for length for publication in the printed journal.
For audio submissions, MP3 and WAV files are accepted, and there is no time limit. For video and animation submissions, MOV, MP4 and AVI files are accepted, and there is no time limit.
Certain works deemed pornographic, violent or otherwise unacceptable for publication, will not be considered by the jury. Files submitted in unreadable file formats will be rejected from the competition.
For further information or if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— this category is for you.
From games and gadgets, to bicycles and boats, furniture to highchairs and helmets — anything you design that can be used in everyday life — may be submitted to this category. Photos of 3D models, digital renderings or illustrations of proposed products may be submitted.
If it moves and a user can interface with it, your project may be submitted here. Photos of actual completed projects in use, digital renderings, mock-ups, wireframes or illustrations of proposed products may be submitted.
For those of you who brush on oil, acrylic, ink, or who prefer to carve your art.
Did you use a camera to capture a still image that you're very proud of? Submit it here.
Submit your sketches, photos of final works or studio shots. If it has something to do with stage and screen and you helped make it, submit it to this category.
Submit photos of your finished sculpture or ceramic works.
If it's a comic strip, political cartoon, story board or other visual art that tells a story, submit it to this category.
If your work is all about innovation and design that makes sense for human use, submit it to this category.
Do you compose music, record podcasts, capture or edit sound for motion pictures? This is your category. Pretty much anything sound-related can be submitted here.
Did you write it? Is it fiction? This is the category for you. We prefer shorter works, since Port City Review is only 125 pages, but great writing is great writing. Just be aware that long pieces (750 words or more) may only appear in abbreviated form in the book, and the full version will be posted on our website.
Did you write it? Is it a true story? This is the category for you. We prefer shorter works, since Port City Review is only 125 pages, but great writing is great writing. Just be aware that long pieces may only appear in abbreviated form in the book and the full version will be posted on our website.
Have you written something that fits the dictionary's definition of poetry? Need a reminder? Here it is: A literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. If so, submit it here.