The Print Center 99th Annual International Competition

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The Print Center 99th Annual International Competition

The Print Center 99th Annual International Competition now is over!

The Print Center 99th Annual International Competition: The Print Center is very pleased to announce 99th edition of it annual international competition inviting any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work to participate.

Short description

The Print Center 99th Annual International Competition now is calling for entries!

The Print Center is one of the oldest and most prestigious graphic design competitions in the United States that invites any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work to participate. Is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.

The Print Center welcomes artists, audiences and participants of diverse backgrounds, races, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities who are inspired by our shared purpose.

Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter. 2D and 3D works are eligible.

Work submitted must have been completed in the last 3 years. Up to 5 images may be submitted and only one submission per person is allowed.

The jurors will select a group of 25 Semifinalists and 10 Finalists.

Three of the Finalists will be selected by The Print Center’s curator to receive solo exhibitions at The Print Center (January–March 2024) along with a honorarium. Selected artists will work with Curator Jensen Bryan on the selection of works and installation design.

Who may enter?

Any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Former Finalists and Semifinalists are eligible to apply.

Prize:

A wide variety of exhibition, museum acquisition, cash and material prizes are provided to be awarded to Semifinalists and Finalists, including:

Three Solo Exhibitions at The Print Center
Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
Art Museum of West Virginia University Purchase Award
Callan/McNamara Award - ($500)
Olcott Family Award - ($500)
Jacqueline L. Zemel Prize for Printmaking - ($500)
The Blake Bradford Fitler Club Artist in Residence Award
The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence
Print Center Gallery Store Contract
Numerous additional cash and material prizes

Entry fees:

Each entry costs $45 for up to five single images or videos.

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