Call for Entries: 99th Annual International Competition

June 17, 2024
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The Print Center announces its 99th ANNUAL International Competition, to be juried by Drew Sawyer and Claudia E. Zapata.

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. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to 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. We value diversity in all facets of operations and in the range of communities with which we engage. We welcome and encourage the participation of individuals of all backgrounds who are inspired by our shared purpose.

The Jurors will select a group of 25 Semifinalists and 10 Finalists.

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 (Finalists only)
  • 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

Submission Deadline: June 17, 2024, 11:59pm ET
Enter Online:
Click here to apply
Entry Fee: $45
(up to five single images or videos)

The Print Center raises 100% of its operating budget each year, and fees from the ANNUAL directly support the mounting of the three Solo Exhibitions and presentation of the digital portfolios from the ANNUAL, as well as all of our other compelling and innovative programs.

Click here to download the Prospectus as a PDF.


Any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Up to five images may be submitted and only one submission per person is allowed.

Former ANNUAL Semifinalists and Finalists are eligible to apply.

Get more information here.

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