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Excellence in Teaching Award Guidelines & Nomination Form

The SGCI Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to teaching printmaking and has demonstrated excellence in their own creative work. All qualified nominees will be considered regardless of academic rank, grade level, educational setting or institutional affiliation. 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 educators

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

Application Considerations

25% teaching portfolio – innovative use of print media (including book arts and papermaking), diverse techniques, strong visual and conceptual component 

25% artistic 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 – supporting our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, veteran, low-income and other underrepresented members

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

You have the option to nominate either yourself or another individual for consideration. If you choose to nominate someone else, please ensure that you fill out the application form to the best of your ability and knowledge. All nominees will be contacted on July 22 and requested to provide any additional information required for their applicationYou must be a member to submit a nomination, and the individual you nominate must be a member in order to accept the nomination. 


Nomination Application Deadline: July 21, 2024

August 30: Finalists Selected 

September 5 – October 5: Voting by Membership   

October 15: All Awardees notified