SGCI Student Fellowships, Sponsored Awards & Excellence in Teaching

Image credit: Juana Estrada Hernandez, 2020/2021 Graduate Student Fellow. “It began with us”, Mezzotint, Etching, Screenprint, 18 in x 24 in, 2021

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Each year, SGC International awards two student fellowships; one undergraduate ($500) and one graduate ($1000). If a nominee is not selected for an SGCI fellowship they can be considered for a Gambin Award or Awagami Paper Award (see individual guidelines).

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. The recipient is featured at the conference as a panelist on the SGCI Awards Panel or is otherwise honored, as the host institution desires.

Student Fellowship Award Guidelines

Student Fellowship recipients will be awarded a fellowship to produce a body of work: one undergraduate of $500 and one graduate award of $1000. At the conclusion of the fellowship, recipients will need to provide the SGCI Archives with digital documentation of the work produced under the auspices of this fellowship. Student fellows will be expected to participate in the SGCI Awards Panel and have an exhibition at the following year’s conference.

Each institution may nominate 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student. Students may self-nominate, but must have a faculty sponsor who will submit a letter of support (nomination), and must be enrolled at the time of application. Applicants and the faculty sponsor must be SGCI members in good standing.

Fellowship recipients will be awarded their fellowship during the SGCI Awards Ceremony. Award recipients will be afforded all possible opportunities to be listed in conference/council publications and on the website. At the conclusion of the fellowship year, recipients will need to provide the SGCI Archives with digital documentation of the work produced under the auspices of this fellowship. SGC International will also make every effort to present fellowship recipients’ work at the following year’s conference, however this may not always be possible and will depend upon the resources available to the conference planners in any particular year.

Each institution may nominate 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student. Students may self-nominate, but must have a faculty sponsor who will submit a letter of support (nomination), and must be enrolled at the time of application. Applicants and the faculty sponsor must be SGCI members in good standing.

Eligible:
SGCI members in good standing

Not Eligible:
Current SGCI board members, awards committee members or employees, or previous recipients of the Student Fellowship 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

Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award Guidelines

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 solicited from the SGCI membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The SGCI Awards Committee selects three finalists with a final vote from the SGCI membership. The recipient is featured at the conference as a panelist on the SGCI Awards Panel or is otherwise honored, as the host institution desires. The SGCI Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award is presented at the banquet ceremony with a plaque inscribed with the name of the recipient, the award, and organization’s name.

Eligible:
SGCI members in good standing who are educators

Not Eligible:
Current SGCI board members, awards committee members or employees, or previous recipients of the SGCI Mid-Career 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

 This award and application cycle is being reinstated next year, when we will have two recipients. 

SPONSORED AWARDS

Gamblin Awards

This award is presented annually to an outstanding student who best demonstrates the use of paper as an integral part of their printed works. The award of 100 sheets of ‘Awagami Editioning’ washi papers will be shipped directly to the winning student by Awagami Papermill in Japan.

 Award Guidelines

This award is presented annually to:

  • One graduate student SGCI member and
  • One undergraduate student SGCI member
  • One emerging artist SGCI member

This award is open to:

  • Artists who use oil-based ink
  • Artists who reside in the continental US or Puerto Rico

To apply, fill out the Student Awards Nomination below or the Emerging Printmaker Award Nomination Form.

Awagami Paper Award

This award is presented annually to an outstanding student who best demonstrates the use of paper as an integral part of their printed works. The award of 100 sheets of ‘Awagami Editioning’ washi papers will be shipped directly to the winning student by Awagami Papermill in Japan.

 Award Guidelines

To apply, fill out the Student Awards Nomination below.

Applications accepted between February 1 and May 1, 2022