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The Print Center 99th Annual International Competition

The Print Center is pleased to announce the 99th Annual International Competition, open to all artists using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work.

Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking processes are encouraged to enter. 2D and 3D works completed within the last three years are eligible.

The Jurors will select a group of 25 Semifinalists + 10 Finalists and award multiple prizes.

The Print Center honors the power of photography and print to raise and amplify a multiplicity of voices. The organizers 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.

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

The Print Center’s 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.

The Print Center 99th Annual International Competition – Entry Fee

The entry fee is $45 for up to five single images or videos.