Since 2004, The Washington Print Club has joined with the Washington Printmakers Gallery and its nonprofit arm, The Washington Print Foundation, to award an annual Excellence in Printmaking student prize. The aim of this is to encourage printmaking and the use of traditional, non-digital techniques.
1ST PRIZE: $500; a one-year gift membership
in the Washington Print Club to the winning artist
and their University Art Department.
2ND PRIZE: A one-year gift membership to
the WPC and a $50 gift certificate to Plaza Art
3RD PRIZE: A one-year gift membership to
the WPC and a $25 gift certificate to Plaza Art
Honorable Mentions may also be awarded at the
CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be:
• an undergraduate not more than four
semesters (40 credits) from graduation OR an
MFA degree candidate, a declared major or
minor in printmaking, or have taken at least 2
courses in printmaking,
• attending an institution in the continental
US. (US residency is not a requirement),
• 18-24 years of age by February 1 2012
Prints must be:
• Primarily hand-pulled. Primarily digital
or photographic processes are not allowed.
Digital or photographic processes may be used
in addition to the primary hand-pulled element.
1. Please CAREFULLY read the criteria of
eligibility for this exhibition. Submissions
that are not qualified will NOT receive a
2. To apply, visit https://
WashingtonPrintmakers and sign up for
an account. This part of the process is
3. Click “Register for Shows,” and
select “Excellence in Printmaking 2012.”
4. Pay for your images: $15 for the first 3,
and $5 for each additional image.
5. Upload your images. Be sure to include
the title, date, media, and size of each
6. If you wish to change the images you
submitted or update your information, you
may do so until the end of the entry period
(12/31/12, 11:59 pm) by logging back on
the link above.