The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 95th ANNUAL International Competition juried by David Campany and Larissa Goldston. Campany is Managing Director of Programs at the International Center of Photography, New York and Curator of the 2020 Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie in Germany. Goldston is Director of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the renowned fine art print publisher in New York.

The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center 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.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.


David Campany is a curator, writer, educator and Managing Director of Programs at the International Center of Photography, New York. His books include On Photographs (Thames & Hudson: London and MIT Press: Cambridge, 2020); So Present, So Invisible (Contrasto: Milan, 2019); A Handful of Dust (Mack: London, 2015); Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (Steidl: Göttingen, 2014); The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip (Aperture: New York, 2014); Gasoline (Mack: London, 2013); Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (Afterall: London and MIT Press: Cambridge, 2010); and Art and Photography (Phaidon: Vienna, 2003). Campany has worked worldwide with institutions including MIT Press, Cambridge, MA; Aperture and the Museum of Modern Art, both New York, NY; as well as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands; Steidl, Göttingen, Germany; Tate Liverpool, England; Frieze, MACK, National Portrait Gallery, Photo London, The Photographers’ Gallery, Thames & Hudson and Whitechapel Gallery, all London, England; Centre Pompidou, LE BAL and Paris Photo, all Paris, France. In 2020, he curated the three-city, six-museum Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, The Lives and Loves of Images, in Germany (2020).

Larissa Goldston is the Director/Owner of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), as well as a New York-based private art advisor. Goldston, whose father Bill has been associated with ULAE since the 70s, grew up spending time at the studio with artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist. She received a BA from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and then worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 1993, she returned to ULAE and from 2005 to 2014, she ran a gallery in New York City which represented ULAE and other mid-career and emerging artists. For the last 15 years, she has lectured throughout the U.S. about the history of contemporary printmaking and the vital role ULAE has played. In addition, she organizes a series for young collectors entitled “Conversations on Prints,” featuring gallery directors, collectors and curators speaking about collecting art and the accessibility of prints. Goldston is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).


June 15, 2020, 11:59pm (EST)

Entry Information

Entries are accepted online. Click here to apply

Click here to download the Prospectus as a pdf

Entry Fee - $45

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted.


Any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Former Finalists and Semifinalists are eligible to apply. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Up to five images may be submitted and only one submission per person is allowed.

Accepted file formats for submission:

Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 250 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4
Each uploaded file must be labeled with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Size (paper size, video duration or installation size).

Awards + Prizes

  • Three Solo Exhibitions at The Print Center
  • Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
  • The Jacqueline L. Zemel Prize for Printmaking
  • The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence
  • Two-year Print Center Gallery Store Contract
  • The Photo Review Award
  • Numerous additional cash and material prizes awards


Exhibitions and Purchase Awards

Solo Exhibitions
Three Finalists will be selected by The Print Center’s curator to receive solo exhibitions at The Print Center (January – March 2021) along with an honorarium. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center provides a printed, color exhibition brochure; professional installation and de-installation of the exhibitions; promotion via press release, mailed announcement cards, website, weekly email newsletters and social media posts; and professional photographic documentation of the shows.

Two Digital Exhibitions
Portfolios of work from the Finalists and Semifinalists will be presented digitally at The Print Center during the Solo Exhibitions (January – March 2021) and permanently online on The Print Center’s website.

Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
Selected by a curator from the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one work will be accessioned into the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Permanent Collection.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award

Selected by Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, one work will be accessioned into the Museum’s permanent collection.

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Entry Deadline: June 15, 2020, 11:59 PM (EST)
Notification by Email: September 11, 2020
Solo and Onsite Digital Exhibitions: January – March 2021
Online Exhibition: Launched by February 2021



If artworks are available for sale, The Print Center will facilitate sales transactions for the solo and online exhibitions of the ANNUAL. The Print Center will receive a 50% commission on works sold. The Print Center will pay the artist’s commission within 90 days of the close of the sale.


The Print Center is not responsible for damage to work during shipping or delivery, although care in handling onsite can be assured. Works will be insured while on The Print Center’s premises.

About The Print Center

In 2016 The Print Center began its second century of encouraging the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. An international voice in print, The Print Center presents a wide variety of programs for the public including exhibitions; an extensive series of educational programs and special events; the longest running competition for photographs and prints in the country; and the Gallery Store, which offers the largest and most diverse selection of contemporary prints and photographs in Philadelphia.

Contact Information

Please direct questions relating to the competition to Mikaela Hawk, Assistant to the Director,

For technical questions, contact Slideroom at

Click here for more information about The Print Center's ANNUAL International Competition and its history.