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Illustration Website Critiques — Oktoberfest 2019

At past Oktoberfests, we have offered in-person critiques for illustration portfolios at an additional charge. This year we are offering the opportunity to have your website professionally evaluated at a low additional fee by an illustrator faculty member or an experienced off-site critiquer.

Your critiquer will evaluate your website for quality of layout, images presented (no maximum or minimum number), and any other positive or negative aspects of the site. You will discover what works and what doesn’t from the eyes of a professional!

Illustration website critiques will be capped at 30 attendees, so register early! You must select this option when you register for the conference.

Anyone registering for a critique after July 13th, or after the cap is reached, will be put on a waitlist. To be included on the waitlist, please send Julie an email as soon as you register. The waitlist will be accessed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click on the ILLUSTRATOR SURVEY by July 13th to provide details such your illustration website URL and to indicate critiquer preference. We will do our best to select your top choices but cannot guarantee placement with any one individual. Complete the Illustration Survey after registering for the conference but before submitting your manuscript.

Reviewers will record their responses on a standardized form. Your critique will be printed and ready for you to pick up at the end of the conference day. If you leave early, please assign someone to pick up your critique for you, or you can give the Regional Illustrator Coordinator, Julie Bayless, a large 8 ½ x 12-inch, $1.50 stamped and self-addressed envelope before you leave the conference.

Any questions about the illustrator guidelines? Please email Julie Bayless, Illustrator Coordinator.

Please note: Those paying for website critiques are NOT automatically entered in the Illustration Best of Conference contest. Please see the section entitled Illustrator Best in Conference and Slideshow Guidelines in the sidebar for details on how to participate.

Thank you to John Ledda for our gorgeous conference masthead!