It’s that time! We’re putting out the call for diagram submissions for PCOC 2019.

Below you will find information about:

  • What kind of diagrams do we want?
  • Diagram submission requirements (format, size…)
  • Bio Request
  • Need help?
  • Where to submit your information

Please keep in mind the deadline: Wednesday, July 31.

What kind of diagrams do we want?

Thematic diagrams will have priority over other entries IF we run out of space while creating the book.

All contributors of accepted diagrams will receive a free PDF copy of the diagram book. You will need to have a website account on the OrigamiUSA website in order to receive the book. (You don't need to be a member of OrigamiUSA; you just need an account on the website, which you can create here if you don't yet have one).

Diagram submission requirements

Please adhere to the following details for preparing your diagram for submission:

  • The artwork should be print-ready (300 dpi) for 8-½” x 11” paper
  • It should have a white background with preferably a black font and grayscale diagrams (since we're working with only black and white for printing internal pages).
  • Please include the name of the model, the designer, and diagrammer on the diagram.
  • The bottom 1 cm of the page should have no markings of any sort (it will be covered up in the PDF version).
  • It should be a PDF file.
  • Convert all fonts to outlines prior to generating your PDF.
  • If conversion to outline is not possible, then please be sure to “Embed Fonts” when generating your PDF.


We request that you submit a paragraph length biography along with your diagram of 750 characters or less. Here’s a character count site to help.

Need help?

Changing file to a PDF

If you have a diagram in a file format other than PDF and are not sure how to convert it, email the local Portland group at OrigamiPDX [at] and we will assist.

Diagram Creation

For simple model diagramming, Yuki Martin is available to help. She requests that you send her a video and/or a step-by-step collection of photos (please include captions). You can reach her at OrigamiPDX [at] (Subject: Attention Yuki).

What and where to submit your information

  1. Fill out the permission form. This form needs to be filled out for EACH of your submissions.
  2. Email the following files (preferably in one email) to OrigamiPDX [at]
    • Your biography (single paragraph, 750 characters or less)
    • Your diagram(s)
    • Your user name and email address on the OrigamiUSA website, if you wish to receive a PDF copy of the book.

Please keep in mind the deadline: Wednesday, July 31.

Thank you in advance for considering submitting a diagram for PCOC 2019.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by emailing OrigamiPDX [at]