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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES
93rd ANNUAL International Competition 

The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition juried by José Diaz and Lisa Sutcliffe. Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Lisa Sutcliffe is the Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum.

To view the 93rd ANNUAL full prospectus and submission guidelines click here.

 

 

 

 

FINALISTS AND SEMIFINALISTS
92nd ANNUAL International Competition

Semifinalists (left to right): Althea Murphy-Price, Enough for Everyone, 2017; Khanh Le, and is Found, 2016; Joan Wadleigh Curran, Group, 2017

We are pleased to announce the finalists and semifinalists for our 92nd ANNUAL International Competition. Thank you to our esteemed jurors Keliy Anderson-Staley, Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston in Texas and Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, who selected the 10 finalists and 35 semifinalists from the 420 international artists who applied.

Congratulations to all of the selected artists and thank you to everyone who submitted!

View the finalists and semifinalists

 

- 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

- Two-year Print Center Gallery Store contract

- Online Exhibition

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

New Prize: Awagami Paper Award

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.

NEW PURCHASE AWARD: 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 91st Annual International Competition: TR Ericsson, Jeanne, 2016, Courtesy Marguerite Steed Hoffman Collection. Photo: Jaimephoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected from the 91st Annual International Competition: Serena Perrone, Fragments: Revisited, 2014-2017, Photo: Jaimephoto

 

 

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

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

Selected from the 91st Annual International Competition: Yoonmi Nam, POP CORN!, 2016