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The Print Center has a strong history of welcoming artists, audiences and participants of diverse backgrounds, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities and/or expressions. The Print Center values diversity in staffing, leadership, programming and the range of communities with which we engage. We are committed to the ongoing work of upholding these values and believe removing barriers to inclusion is critical to the future of our society. We support and seek to give voice and visibility to emerging and established artists of all races, ages, sexual orientations, genders and gender identities and/or expressions. We welcome and encourage the participation of individuals of all backgrounds who are inspired by our shared purpose. We honor 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.

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 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.

Dr. Makeda Best is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography and Interim Head, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums.

Curlee Raven Holton is the Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland and The David M. and Linda Roth Professor of Art, emeritus, at Lafayette College, Easton, PA where he founded the Experimental Printmaking Institute.

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
• The Jacqueline L. Zemel Prize for Printmaking
• The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence
• Stockbridge Fine Art Printing Award ($250 value)
• The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence
• Two-year Print Center Gallery Store Contract
• Numerous additional cash and material prizes awards

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