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

- Stockbridge Fine Art Print Award

- Two-year Print Center Gallery Store contract

- Online Portfolio Exhibition

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

Solo Exhibitions
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.

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

Watch previous award winners discuss their experiences with the ANNUAL!



96th ANNUAL International Competition

The Print Center is pleased to announce the 96th ANNUAL to be juried by Ana Casas Broda and Dr. Kelli Morgan.

The submission deadline has passed.

Notification of Semifinalists and Finalists by email: September 15, 2021

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95th ANNUAL International Competition

We are pleased to launch the Online Portfolios, which presents portfolios of works from 10 Finalists and 25 Semifinalists selected by jurors David Campany and Larissa Goldston from the 635 international artists who submitted.

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Past Competitions: 94th, 93rd, 92nd91st, 90th89th88th, 87th, 86th

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