Cape Fear Community College

Judging Portals

Who judges the Portals entries?

Any CFCC Faculty and Staff can be a judge.

Can I be Judge?

If you love the arts but lack what it takes to submit, then please consider being a judge! You DO NOT have to be qualified in any of the categories. We are simply looking for a few people who have adequate reading knowledge and can rate a piece of work based on quality and interpretation.

If you are interested in judging, please give us your name, department/office information and an office phone number. Then list whether you prefer to judge fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, or visual arts. Send an email with this information to If you are selected as a judge, you will be informed before the end of the semester when to expect the package of entries in your category

How are the entries judged?

The judging process is simple. You will receive a package of copied entries in the category you select (art will be available on the Shared Drive). When you are finished rating the entries (instructions will be included), return them to us by the deadline and we will take it from there.

How are the winners chosen?

All of the entries and scores are collected from the judges and the scores are tallied. Top ranking entries are chosen for publication and entries with the highest total score win prizes in their category. In April, we will announce the winners and newly published authors and artists in an acknowledgment ceremony where we recognize our judges as well as everyone who helps make Portals a success.

We thank you and look forward to working with you on the 2012 edition of Portals Literary and Arts Magazine.

The Portals Literary Arts Magazine Committee

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