HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
Reviews are purchased in blocks of six. The price for 6 reviews is $480. There is a 10% discount (not combinable with other discounts) that is applied when 12 or more reviews are purchased.
You may purchase individual reviews on-site only. Please visit the Portfolio Review desk at the Hyatt Palm Springs from 9am-4pm for more information.
Pre-registered attendees in our review program will receive several emails in mid-April with instructions for selecting and prioritizing their reviewers on our deadline of Friday September 20th. In this way, no one has an advantage over anyone else. Everyone’s choices are treated equally.
We will use our best efforts to guarantee at least three of every five reviewer choices (for 12 or more reviews, minimum of two day’s attendance is required).
For those we can’t allocate (unlikely), we will assign reviews from a list you will provide of your alternate reviewer choices or assign you “like” affiliation reviewers. In other words, if the last two choices are from the Editorial affiliation, we’ll use our best efforts to assign other magazine photo editors or art directors from the same or a similar magazine category if we can’t assign those selected. In addition, each morning beginning at 8:30 am, at the Festival Portfolio Review desk, attendees will be able to register for the reviews of their choice from those remaining if any.
Reviews are by appointment only. Additional reviews each may be purchased upon request onsite. Attendees should be present in our waiting area at least 15 minutes before reviews. We reserve the option to allow others to take the review on a first-come basis if attendees are not in the waiting area three minutes before the review is scheduled to begin.
Our review blocks are scheduled Monday, September 21st – Thursday, September 24th as follows:
Block One: 9:00am – 11:25am [five 20-minute review segments]
Block Two: 11:40am – 2:05pm [five 20-minute review segments]
Block Three 2:20pm – 4:45pm [six 20-minute segments]
Because of the time-sensitive nature of reserving portfolio reviews, we can only refund 100% of your registration fees until midnight, September 1st. After September 1st, no refunds will be made.