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2016 Fall Jury Review

  • May 19, 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • September 19, 2016
  • 11:30 PM
  • virtual


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • All first time applicants to the PA Wilds program pay a $20 non-refundable application fee which covers the work to process your application and arrange up to (2) jury sessions.
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Registration is closed

2016 Fall Jury Review Session

You may apply as a Juried Artisan or Creative Service Partner for The Wilds Cooperative pf Pennsylvania program at any time of year. However, jury decisions are made twice annually; you may choose between two membership cycles:

  • Fall Membership

    • submission deadline:  third Monday in September

    • jury decision: no later than the third Monday in October

    • membership year:  November 1 (current year) - October 31 (following year)

    If you missed the fall jury deadline you may register for the 2017 Spring Jury Review Session here.

The Wilds Cooperative pf Pennsylvania is a juried program for individuals applying for Artisan or Creative Service Partner Membership, and also for Retail Food Facilities applying as Host Sites.

Jury panels, made up of professionals from relevant fields, will decide about acceptance into the program after reviewing your application materials, including the required images and the information you complete when registering for the jury session. For a variety of reasons, tasting is unfortunately not a required part of the review of food items.  Only in rare cases might juries request food samples.

Renewing members must undergo jurying at least once every five years.

Juries are convened twice yearly to evaluate applications and images, complete scoring sheets, and write comments designed to be helpful in marketing or promotion, or further improvement.


Artists’ applications and related images are evaluated on artistic merit (70 percent), marketability (20 percent) and design/material sourcing (10 percent).

Juries for artisan food producers, craft artists and local eateries focus first on local aspects such as ingredient/material sourcing (40 percent), followed by aesthetics & technique (30 percent), presentation and marketability (20 percent) and value-added features (10 percent).

You may read more about the Jury process here.

Billing inquiries? Member Support? Contact our Admin  Partner:
Elk County Council on the Arts
237 Main  St.  Ridgway.  PA 15853  | 814-772-7051 | wildscopa@pawildscenter.org
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania
is a program of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship,
a regional 
non-profit. Learn more at pawildscenter.org

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