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Call for Entries: 95th ANNUAL International Competition

The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 95th ANNUAL International Competition. The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

The jurors will select a group of approximately 25 Semifinalists and 10 Finalists eligible for prizes including:
- Three Solo Exhibitions at The Print Center
- Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
- The Jacqueline L. Zemel Prize for Printmaking
- The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence
- Two-year Print Center Gallery Store Contract
- The Photo Review Award
- Numerous additional cash and material prizes awards

Any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Former Finalists and Semifinalists are eligible to apply. 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. Visit the 'External Link' below for information about the accepted formats for submissions.


Solo Exhibitions :: Three Finalists will be selected by The Print Center’s curator to receive solo exhibitions at The Print Center (January – March 2021) along with an honorarium. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center provides a printed, color exhibition brochure; professional installation and de-installation of the exhibitions; promotion via press release, mailed announcement cards, website, weekly email newsletters and social media posts; and professional photographic documentation of the shows.

Two Digital Exhibitions :: Portfolios of work from the Finalists and Semifinalists will be presented digitally at The Print Center during the Solo Exhibitions (January – March 2021) and permanently online on The Print Center’s website.

Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award :: Selected by a curator from 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.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award :: Selected by Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, one work will be accessioned into the Museum’s permanent collection.

David Campany is Managing Director of Programs at the International Center of Photography, New York and Curator of the 2020 Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie in Germany. Larissa Goldston is Director of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the renowned fine art print publisher in New York.

Entry Deadline: June 15, 2020, 11:59 PM (EST)

Notification by Email: September 11, 2020
Solo and Onsite Digital Exhibitions: January – March 2021
Online Exhibition: Launched by February 2021

Please visit the 'External Link' below for full information and to access the entry form.

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