The New York Times has opened up applications for its 7th annual New York Portfolio Review on March 30 and 31 in New York City, New York.
The applications, which are free to submit, are now open on The New York Times’ website for the review, which is put on by The New York Times Lens column, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and United Photo Industries.
So long as the applicant is over 18 years old, they’re free to apply. The New York Times says “all types of photography will be considered.” The deadline for applications is December 10, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
“The first session, on Saturday, March 30, will be for photographers 21 and older,” reads The New York Times announcement post. “Each participant will receive six private critiques. The second session, on Sunday, March 31, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as free workshops on how to best present, promote and publish photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday.”
The New York Times specifically mentions anyone who attended last year’s review is ineligible to apply. Also, if someone has attended more than twice in the seven years the portfolio review has been going on, they too are ineligible.
When a photographer is chosen for a portfolio review, they will be able to request their top choices for who is to review their work. The New York Times has provided a partial list of the reviewers on the bottom of its announcement page.
To enter, head over to The New York Times’ application page and fill out the required form. In addition to personal details, such as first name, last name, age, contact information, and a short biography, applicants can upload up to 20 photos from one or two projects. The images must be JPEGs and no more than 1,200 pixels across at 72 DPI.
Applicants who have been selected will be notified by January 12, 2019. The New York Times warns “Be sure to triple-check the email address you submit, because in past years some people were accepted into the review, but couldn’t be contacted with the good news because of a typo in their address. Don’t be that person.”