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 acrisp@scad.edu.

Members of the Class of 2019 have the opportunity to submit their best works for an early consideration for 2020 edition of Port City Review. Our jury will convene in mid May to evaluate these entries and render a decision before graduation. A copy of the 2020 edition will be mailed to graduates who are accepted. The deadline to submit for early consideration is 11:59 p.m. May 12, 2019.

This early consideration category is open to all mediums and majors. Submit anything from written pieces, photography, digital media, illustration, fashion, etc. 

This is a new opportunity. In previous editions, the submission guidelines limited entries to those students who were currently enrolled in fall quarter, which meant many seniors, who produced the capstone work of their SCAD careers, weren't allowed to submit the pieces to the journal. 

If it's animated and you created it, you can submit to this category.
A floor plan, rendering, model or schematic; submit to this category.
Anything fashion-related is welcome in this category. You may submit images from a photo shoot, a fashion croquis, sketch, illustration or photos of a completed design. Please do not submit process books, mood boards.
Ends on November 17, 2019
Did you film it, do the sound work or edit the finished project? Submit your work to this category and include credit for all the individuals who participated. Accepted works will be displayed on the Port City Review website and screen shots may appear in the printed journal.
Packaging designs, logos, publications, apps, websites — pretty much anything you design using a computer that isn't animated — may be submitted to this category.
If you bring characters and personalities to life — either through traditional or digital techniques
— this category is for you.

Ends on November 17, 2019
From games and gadgets, to bicycles and boats, 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.
Ends on November 17, 2019

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.

Ends on November 17, 2019

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. 

Ends on November 17, 2019

If it's a comic strip, political cartoon, story board or other visual art that tells a story, submit it to this category.

Ends on November 17, 2019

If your work is all about innovation and design that makes sense for human use, submit it to this category. 

Ends on November 17, 2019

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. 

Ends on November 17, 2019

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. 

Ends on November 17, 2019

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. 

Ends on November 17, 2019

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. 

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