The Print Center’s ANNUAL International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work, or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices, are encouraged to enter.
93rd ANNUAL International Competition
The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition juried by José Diaz and Lisa Sutcliffe. Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Lisa Sutcliffe is the Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum.
93rd ANNUAL Calendar:
Notification (by email): September 5, 2018
Solo Exhibitions: January – April 2019
Online Exhibition: Begins January 2019
The 93rd ANNUAL entry deadline was June 12, 2018 and is now closed. To read more about the 93rd ANNUAL click here.
92nd ANNUAL International Competition
Online Exhibition is now LIVE!
We are pleased to launch the Online Exhibition, which presents portfolios of works from 10 finalists and 35 semifinalists selected from the 420 international artists who submitted. This is a selection of the finest international contemporary work using photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process, as critical components.
Thank you to our esteemed jurors Keliy Anderson-Staley, Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston, Texas and Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, who selected the 10 finalists and 35 semifinalists from the 420 international artists who applied.
- Three Solo Exhibitions at The Print Center
- Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
- Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize
- NEW PURCHASE AWARD: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
- Jacqueline L. Zemel Prize for Printmaking
- Two-year Print Center Gallery Store contract
- Online Exhibition
- Over $2,000 in other purchase and material prizes
- New Prize: Awagami Paper Award
Three artists are selected from the Finalists to receive solo exhibitions in spring/summer at The Print Center, Philadelphia.
Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
Selected by 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.
Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize
Selected by the Curatorial Department of the Michener Art Museum, one photograph by an American artist will be accessioned into the Museum’s Permanent Collection with a preference for photography representing the Mid-Atlantic region.
NEW PURCHASE AWARD: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
Selected by Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art.
Jurors select Finalists and Semifinalists for an online exhibition which is mounted on The Print Center's website.
Information on competitions before 2012 can be found here, and can be searched by year.