OnPaper International Printmaking Award

Deadline: 1 April 2016
Open to: artists around the world
Prize: 1000 EUR for the winning artist


OnPaper, an organization based in Barcelona, launches its 2nd annual International Printmaking Award contest and currently accepts entries for 2016. The aim is to promote the art of printmaking and developing relationships between artists around the world. This year OnPaper is collaborating with The Glasgow Print Studio, to exhibit the finalists of the 2016 contest in the foyer exhibition space in Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland. The jury will be composed of international artists and professionals of the printmaking world. The jury will choose a shortlist of 10 artists as well as the winning work.


Each artist can submit one piece of work on a paper size of 300mm x 400mm. The print size can be any within the size of the paper. The work must have been made using any traditional printmaking techniques, including screenprinting, lithography, etching, collagraph, monotipe, electro-etching, laser print, photopolymer…However, digital prints are not accepted. The work must be relatively new, completed in the last couple of years, not before, and not have received a prize before. Submission to the contest has a fee of 25€, payable via paypal. All artists who submit work to the contest will be shown at the official website, in the ‘PARTICIPANTS’ section for a minimun of one year.


  • 1000 EUR for the winning artist;
  • The shortlisted artists will have their work shown in the foyer-space of 103 Trongate (Glasgow, UK), in association with The Glasgow Print Studio, in August 2016.

How to apply?

Please, fill in the following information at the online application form here if you wish to apply to the contest and you will be contacted as soon as possible. If an error appears, you should contact the responsible contact person at [email protected]

For more information please visit the official website.

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