Call for Entries: In Session at Pick Me Up 2012

Call for Entries

A unique opportunity to present your work to a panel of industry professionals

Deadline: Wednesday 7th March 2012

Please note that submissions to take part are now closed.  Thank you to all those who submitted an entry. Successful applicants will be notified by 10th March 2012.

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Event: The Enquiry Desk In Session on Tuesday 27th March & Wednesday 28th March 2012

Venue: Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair, Somerset House, London.

The Enquiry Desk In Session takes place on 27th & 28th March 2012 at Pick Me Up, giving emerging talent an exciting opportunity to present their work to a panel of industry professionals. Alongside leading illustrators, the panel will include commissioners within advertising, fashion and publishing. Be prepared as potential commissions and internships could be on offer!

The reviews will take place in the activity space at Pick Me Up, in the heart of the fair and you will be expected to ‘pitch’ your work to the panel who will then offer advice and constructive feedback. Your chosen portfolio will be projected on to a screen for the panel and Pick Me Up visitors to see.

So this is also a chance to show off your talent and get noticed by art collectors and agents visiting the fair. Gain confidence and experience from publicly presenting your work.  Free entry to Pick Me Up will also be given to all selected presenters.

Submissions for the chance to be one of the selected presenters are now open!
Watch this video to find out more:

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Places are limited and the deadline for submissions is Thursday 16th February 2012.

Applicants must be 18 or over.

All submissions must be made via the Submit an Entry For In Session at Pick Me Up 2012 online form, found at the top right of your browser window. Please click on tab to reveal the form.

All the fields are required, including a short biography i.e. info about yourself and your work – place of study and course, the types of clients you want commissions from etc.

Important: You must supply a link to your website in order for the judges to view your work.  If you do not already have a website or online portfolio then please see this requirement as the motive to create one.

There are many free online website builders available to choose from, including:; and

If you submit an entry, then you must ensure your availability on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March. Selected presenters will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Somerset House in London.

The Enquiry Desk will email all successful applicants by Saturday 10th March 2012 with the proposed date and time of their presentations, along with helpful guidelines on presenting. Each presenter will have an allotted 15 minutes to publicly present and gain panel feedback.

We regret that due to the number of entries received it is not possible for The Enquiry Desk to contact unsuccessful submissions.

We would advise that you do not leave your entry to the last minute as late entries, even due to technical issues, cannot be accepted. 

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