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.

94th ANNUAL International Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Print Center is very pleased to announce the Finalists and Semifinalists of the 94th ANNUAL International Competition juried by Charlotte Cotton and Gretchen Wagner. Cotton and Wagner selected 10 Finalists and 25 Semifinalists from the 512 international artists who applied.

Calendar
Solo and Digital Exhibitions: January – March 2020
Online Exhibition: Begins January 2020

View the List of Finalists + Semifinalists

 

- Three Solo Exhibitions at The Print Center

- Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award

- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award

- Jacqueline L. Zemel Prize for Printmaking

- Awagami Paper Award

- Two-year Print Center Gallery Store contract

- Online Exhibition

- Over $2,000 in other purchase and material prizes

Solo Exhibitions
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.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
Selected by Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art.

Online Exhibitions
Jurors select Finalists and Semifinalists for an online exhibition which is mounted on The Print Center's website.

 

 

Selected from the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition: Chinn Wang, APR 66 (Wisteria), 2018

 

Selected from the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition: Installation view, Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler: Long Lost Friend, 2019, Photo: Jaime Alvarez

Selected from the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition: Rafael Soldi, Imagined Futures (detail), 2018

 

 

Past Competitions: 93rd, 92nd91st, 90th89th88th, 87th, 86th

Information on competitions before 2012 can be found here, and can be searched by year.