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
Thank you to our esteemed jurors José Diaz, Chief Curator, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg and Lisa Sutcliffe, Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts, the Milwaukee Art Museum, who selected the 10 finalists and 25 semifinalists from the 456 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.