Print Prize 2016

19 October — 12 November 2016

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Heinke Jenkins
Cause for Concern, Linocut Print.

Our biennial Print Prize exhibition aims to champion and celebrate the exciting range of contemporary printmakers producing original printed artworks within the UK.

This year, the Print Prize exhibition forms part of our first ever Printmaking Festival. The aim of the Festival is to celebrate original prints, support printmakers, and highlight the wealth of printmaking skills represented by RBSA artists and beyond.

This exhibition is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


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Selection panel and prize judges

The exhibition will be selected by:

Gini Wade, Director of Aberystwyth Printmakers; Rob Moore, professional painter and printmaker; and Paul Croft RE, Lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking, Aberystwyth School of Art.


The exhibition will be opened on Thursday 20 October by Andy Street, CBE, Managing Director of John Lewis and Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Prizes will be selected by the selection panel and prize donors. The prizes will be awarded at the Private View:

•    GMC First Prize - £1,000 cash
•    GMC Second Prize - £500 cash
•    Oaks Edition Lithography Studio Prize – Free workshop with Simon Burder
•    Printmaking Today Prize – Editorial in Printmaking Today
•    Great Art Prize - £75 voucher
•    Hawthorn Printmakers Prize - £75 voucher
•    St Cuthbert’s Mill Paper Prize – £80 worth of paper
•    Student Printmaker Prize - £50 cash
•    Intaglio Printmaker Prize - £50 voucher
•    Jackson Art Prize - £30 voucher

The RBSA thanks the National Lottery through Arts Council England and each prize donor for their generous support, which is greatly appreciated.

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Call for entries - How to enter

The application pack is available to download now. Please click the link in the top right hand corner of the page to download the interactive PDF.

This exhibition is open to all printmakers.
All entries are to be made via photographic submission.

All types of original prints, including those exhibited at the RBSA in the last 5 years, may be entered. This includes original digital prints but these must be an original work made using digital technology, rather than a digital copy of a hand-made work. They must also be editioned.

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Deadline to enter

Entry form, digital file(s) of the print(s) entered and entry fee must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 7 September.

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If none of the above enables you to download the application pack, please click here to contact us and we will be happy to send it to you via email.

Interested in purchasing original prints?

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Associated events

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Buy the art you love

We also offer an interest-free loan* on purchases to the value of £100 - £2,000 through Arts Council England’s ‘Own Art’ scheme. Enquire at the Gallery or click here for details. * Representative 0% APR.

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Key Dates

  • Gallery 2
    19 October — 12 November 2016

    An open exhibition celebrating the exciting range of of contemporary printmakers across the UK.