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.
- 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
Three artists are selected from the Finalists to receive solo exhibitions 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.
Jurors select Finalists and Semifinalists for an online exhibition which is mounted on The Print Center's website.
We are pleased to announce the 10 Finalists and 25 Semifinalists! We are grateful to our esteemed jurors David Campany, Managing Director of Programs at the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York and Larissa Goldston, Director of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), who selected the Finalists and Semifinalists from the more than 635 international artists who applied.
We are pleased to launch the Online Exhibition, which presents portfolios of works from 10 Finalists and 25 Semifinalists selected from the 512 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. The jurors for the 94th ANNUAL were Charlotte Cotton and Gretchen Wagner. Congratulations to all of the artists and thank you to everyone who applied!