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4th Annual APA|DC Portfolio Reviews - Oct 17

  • The Lofts at 600F 600 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)


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We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual APA|DC Portfolio Reviews. On October 17th we’re bringing the area’s top creative directors, art directors, photo editors and art buyers together under under one roof and now all that’s missing is you!

This is an acceptance-only portfolio review for professional advertising, commercial and editorial photographers. Show your work, one-on-one, to industry experts and potential clients. Each entrance fee includes (3) 17 minute reviews with people from AARP, HZ, National Geographic, Porter Novelli and more!


WHEN:       October 17th – 6:30 – 9:00. First reviews begin promptly at 7 pm.

WHERE:     600 F Street NW, Washington, DC

PRICING: APA Professionals/Leaders: $75; 

                    APA Assoc./Supp./Contrib.: $95      

General Public: $125 


Step 1: Email a link to your website to Each applicant will be vetted by another APA chapter in order to insure the highest level of quality for our reviewers. You will be notified, usually within 36 hours, of acceptance. There is no financial obligation for taking this step. It also does not guarantee a spot.

Step 2: Once you’re accepted, you will receive an email with the link to register. Please note that there are staggered registration dates, listed below. We highly recommend that you register at the earliest date for your membership level.

  • Professional and Leader levels can register on or after 9/24

  • Associate/Supporter/Contributor Levels can register on or after 9/27.

  • Non-Members can register on or after 10/1.


Step 3: After you’ve paid, please send an email with your top 5 reviewer requests, in order of preference, to

Please note: We try to make sure that everyone gets at least two of the names on their list. However, we cannot refund anyone’s money because they did not get a preferred reviewer. Please see the complete list of reviewers here.

Step 4: You will be notified of your reviewer list on Monday, October 14.

Please Keep in Mind…

  • These are mainly advertising and editorial reviewers who are interested in seeing work that fits in those categories. These reviews are not intended for wedding, family, retail, or fine art photography.

  • Not being accepted into the reviews does not mean that your work is not good. It just means that it might not be a good fit for this event.

  • We are capping this event at 25 photographers, so if you are interested, please don’t delay!

  • If slots open up on the night of the review, it may be possible to purchase additional reviews. We will provide directions the night of the reviews.

Earlier Event: October 3
10/3 OFFICE HOURS: Portfolio Version