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LOCATION AND DATE

MOREHEAD, KY | OCTOBER, 24–28



Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Mountain Workshops. The Mountain will take place Oct. 24 – 28 in Morehead, Ky. You should plan to be on site by 8:00 am Oct 24 and we will end at midnight on Oct. 28 so plan your travel accordingly. There are specific details about each of the five workshops we offer on our “Workshops” tab in the menu. Please be sure to visit the workshop description of your choosing to see all of the details for that workshop and application requirements. There also is a Q&A area with frequently asked questions.

Interested applicants must fill out the online application to start the process to be considered. Once you have been accepted, you will be notified by email and further information will be sent to you for making your payment and securing your seat in your workshop. These workshops can and do sell out. Your seat is not confirmed until you make your payment. Registration and acceptance alone does not guarantee a seat.


PHOTOJOURNALISM - FULL - NO MORE APPLICANTS - WAIT LISTED - $725 if paid by August 31, $800 after that
PICTURE EDITING - FULL - NO MORE APPLICANTS - WAIT LISTED - $725 if paid by August 31, $800 after that
VIDEO STORYTELLING - FULL - NO MORE APPLICANTS - WAIT LISTED - $875 if paid by August 31, $950 after that
TIME-LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY - $875 if paid by August 31, $950 after that
DATA VISUALIZATION - $875 if paid by August 31, $950 after that

Applications can be submitted up to one-week before the Mountain begins. As workshops sell-out, we do maintain a wait list based upon the order in which the application was submitted. If we are able to accommodate you if you are on a wait list you will be notified by email and have one day to make the payment. There are scholarship opportunities available.

We remind you to be sure to read what is required for each individual workshop under the “Workshops” tab in the menu. To summarize:

For the photojournalism and time-lapse you are required to present a portfolio of at least 10 images that represents an example of your current work.

For Video Storytelling participants, you are required to present a portfolio of at least 2 projects that represents an example of your current work. You must be proficient in editing software and basic camera use.

For picture editing or Data Visualization participants, you are required to express an interest in journalistic storytelling and a desire to learn. There is no portfolio requirement, however, a link to your photography/design work is always helpful in determining our selection.

Acceptance to the workshops will be based on various factors including your portfolio and resume.

You may also choose to mail a DVD/CD of your work and a résumé to:

Miranda Pederson
Mountain Workshops Coordinator
Journalism and Broadcasting
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. 11070
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1070

You will receive payment information once accepted into the workshops. Payment may be made by credit card or check/money orders made out to WKU.

Cancellation and Refunds:

If notified by August 31, full refund minus $100
If notified by October 4, full refund minus $200
We cannot offer any refund if notified after 12:01AM, October 5

Be sure to refer to our policies page under the “Workshops” tab in the menu for full details.

All participants retain the copyrights to their own photographs/video/audio obtained during the Mountain Workshops and agree to allow the Mountain Workshops and Western Kentucky University to use those materials as well as the participants likeness without compensation for promotional products such as Web Sites, broadcast dissemination, books, multimedia and exhibits related to the Mountain Workshops or Western Kentucky University. At their discretion, Western Kentucky University will maintain an archive of your images. Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the Mountain Workshops book that is produced during the week.

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