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2017 Spring Jury Review

  • September 26, 2016
  • March 20, 2017
  • 11:30 PM
  • virtual

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • All first time applicants to the PA Wilds program pay a $20 non-refundable application fee which covers the work to process your application and arrange up to (2) jury sessions.
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Registration is closed

2017 Spring Jury Review Session

You may apply to become a juried member of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania  at any time of year. However, jury decisions are made twice annually; you may choose between two membership cycles:

  • Spring Membership

    • submission deadline:  third Monday in March

    • jury decision: no later than the third Monday in April

    • membership year:  May 1 (current year) - April 30 (following year)

    If you missed the fall jury deadline you may register for the Fall Jury Review Session.

Jurying is required for Artisans (Visual, Food & Craft) and Creative Service Partners. 

Jury panels, made up of professionals from relevant fields, will decide about acceptance into the program after reviewing your application materials, including the required images and the information you complete when registering for the jury session. For a variety of reasons, tasting is unfortunately not a required part of the review of food items.  Only in rare cases might juries request food samples.

Renewing members must undergo jurying at least once every five years.

Juries are convened twice yearly to evaluate applications and images, complete scoring sheets, and write comments designed to be helpful in marketing or promotion, or further improvement.  Read our Membership Guidelines here to review the membership types, benefits and also more details about decision criteria. 


DECISION CRITERIA

Artists’ applications and related images are evaluated on artistic merit (70 percent), marketability (20 percent) and design/material sourcing (10 percent).

Juries for artisan food producers, craft artists and local eateries focus first on local aspects such as ingredient/material sourcing (40 percent), followed by aesthetics & technique (30 percent), presentation and marketability (20 percent) and value-added features (10 percent).

You may read more about the Jury process here.

The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is a program of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, a regional non-profit. Find them online at facebook.com/pawildsTreps or Twitter @pawildsTreps

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