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Emerging Printmaker Award Guidelines & Nomination Form

The SGCI Emerging Printmaker Award annually recognizes an emerging artist who shows exceptional promise in advancing the field of printmaking through their remarkable creative contributions. Nominations are requested from the SGCI membership and then evaluated by the SGCI Awards Review Committee. From the pool of nominations, three finalists are carefully chosen, culminating in a final selection by the SGCI membership. The recipient of this award will be granted a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to attend the forthcoming 2025 annual conference in Puerto Rico, where they will be honored during the Awards Party with a certificate of recognition. Furthermore, for the subsequent 2026 annual conference, the recipient will receive a registration waiver, hotel accommodations, a travel allowance, and active participation in the conference program


SGCI members in good standing who are emerging artists

Not Eligible:
Current SGCI board members, awards committee members or employees, or previous recipients of the SGCI Emerging Printmaker Award

Application Considerations:
50% portfolio – innovative use of print media, diverse techniques, strong visual and conceptual component

20% CV – strong record of professional experience appropriate to career level, including exhibitions and/or residencies, awards, presentations etc.

15% diversity – priority given to supporting our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, low-income and other underrepresented members

15% service to SGCI – active membership, conference attendance, volunteerism



Nomination Application Deadline: July 21, 2024

August 30: Finalists Selected 

September 5 – October 5: Voting by Membership   

October 15: All Awardees notified