Portfolios may be presented in two formats: print or projected images. Each portfolio should specify the order in which the images are to be viewed by the Honours Board.
For comprehensive information on putting your portfolio together please read the ‘Guidelines for Honours Applications 2019‘. In this document you will find details on every aspect of making an honours application, including categories, definitions, arranging your portfolio – for prints and projected images, submitting your portfolio application, (which will be online in 2020) payment information, notification of results, final steps and some very key, important notes.
A Projected Image portfolio must flow. Avoid sharp changes of colour or intensity that prevent one image leading naturally to the next. Also take care with the placing of horizontal and vertical formats from the viewpoint of flow. Colour or shape or subject can be a continuity link. Start strongly and finish strongly.
Prints in a print portfolio will be displayed to the Board in rows – to a maximum depth of three rows. Also consider that the whole portfolio has to have balance and flow. The matts should be of even size (maximum size of 50×40 cm but may be smaller).
If the images are mounted on non traditional materials, for example solid wood, iron, aluminium etc, and hanging becomes difficult at the National Convention, the portfolio possibly won’t be exhibited.
A successful portfolio will start strongly and take the viewer on a journey to a memorable conclusion. One image can lead to another via “links” of shape, colour, texture, or subject matter. Consistent quality is essential. No one image should stand out as being either below or above the standard of the others. One very strong image can be as problematic as a very weak one.