I just had a look at Portfolio II over at Bruce Osgood's place yesterday, and there's some fine work in there. Some of the images were familiar from the galleries, but there was often a vast ocean of difference between the image on the screen and the print in the portfolio, and it was a good reminder of how important it is always to be looking at real prints.

I've updated the Traveling Portfolio FAQ to reflect the concerns about rising shipping costs, requesting that participants do what they can to keep the weight within reason. In short--send an unmounted print if you can, don't mat if possible, and if you must, then try to use 2-ply and certainly no more than 4-ply board.