The Print Center 99th Annual International Competition / Calls and Submissions

June 17, 2024

Organization Name: The Print Center

Organization Location: Philadelphia, PA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $45


The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. Open to local, national and international artists, The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting the use of photography and/or printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process. Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. 2D and 3D works are eligible.

The Print Center honors the power of photography and print to raise and amplify a multiplicity of voices. We are committed to fostering that power to advocate for change as well as supporting artists working for equity and justice in our exhibitions and programs. The Print Center welcomes artists, audiences and participants of diverse backgrounds, races, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities who are inspired by our shared purpose.

The Jurors will select a group of 25 Semifinalists + 10 Finalists.
This year’s competition will be juried by Drew Sawyer, Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY and Claudia Zapata, Associate Curator of Latino Art, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin.

A wide variety of exhibition, museum acquisition, cash and material prizes are provided by supporters of the ANNUAL to be awarded to Semifinalists and Finalists, including:
• Three Solo Exhibitions at The Print Center
• Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
• Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
• Art Museum of West Virginia University Purchase Award
• Callan/McNamara Award ($500)
• Olcott Family Award ($500)
• Jacqueline L. Zemel Prize for Printmaking ($500)
• The Blake Bradford Fitler Club Artist in Residence Award
• The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence
• Print Center Gallery Store Contract
• Numerous additional cash and material prizes

Opportunity Website

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