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.

The 92nd Annual International Competition is now open! See full prospectus and submission guidelines here.


TR Ericsson, Jeanne, 2016, Graphite, resin and funerary ash on muslin, Courtesy Marguerite Steed Hoffman Collection. Photo: Jaimephoto

Awards + Prizes

- Solo Exhibition at The Print Center

- Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award

- New Prize: Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize

- 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.

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.

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

Serena Perrone, Fragments: Revisited, 2014-2017, 28 intaglio etchings with cyanotype with text, A.P. Photo: Jaimephoto


TR EricssonYoonmi Nam and Serena Perrone were selected from the 91st Annual International Competition for Solo Exhibitions, on view at The Print Center May 12 – August 5, 2017.







Past Competitions: 91st, 90th89th88th, 87th, 86th

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

Yoonmi Nam, POP CORN!, 2016, Woodblock