Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Call for Entries: International Original Print Exhibition 2023

The International Original Print Exhibition, established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), is an international open submission exhibition celebrating the best of contemporary printmaking. 

The exhibition is:
  • organised by the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE)
  • sponsored by Jacksons Art
  • held at the Bankside Gallery (next to Tate Modern) in the Autumn 2023.
The deadline for entry is 3rd July 2023
As an art organisation run by artists, the RE is constantly working to create long-term opportunities for artists and promote printmaking to a wider audience.

There are a number of prizes awarded to some of those whose work is selected for exhibition

Education / Studio Time Award

  • Thames-Side Print Studio Prize - Annual membership of studio, 50 open access sessions & a place on a print course of choice worth circa £650
  • Hole Editions Publishing Award, (Newcastle) - An invitation to collaborate on a lithographic project for three days. Accommodation included, but not travel
  • Hot Bed Press Award - One year’s membership at Hot Bed Press, Induction and exclusive time with their technician, 100 hours workshop usage and £50 worth of materials to use at Hot Bed Press

Profile : Exhibition / Publishing Award

Art Supplies Award

Membership Award

  • Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Prize - One year’s guest RE membership for an outstanding work
  • Society of Wood Engravers Prize £100 plus a one-year subscription and free entry for selection process to SWE Annual Exhibition
  • East London Printmakers Prize - One year's associate membership
Works from the International Original Print Exhibition 2022

Call for Entries

All the information that you need to know regarding preparing your works for the exhibition and sale of your work is available in 

Who can enter

  • Artists must be 18 or over on 6 March 2023
  • Artists from any country may enter - provided they are willing and able to get their work to and from the designated drop off and collection venues at their own cost 

What you can enter

  • Any form of original printmaking is eligible. 
  • Reproduction prints are not accepted. 
  • All artwork must have been made in the past 3 years, dating from 6 March 2020 
  • There are no limitations on style or subject matter 
  • The work must have been made by the entrant 
  • All work must be for sale 
Do you accept digital prints?
We do absolutely accept digital prints, as long as they are limited edition prints created using digital processes, not digital reproductions of another work. (FAQs)

Number of entries

  • Artists may submit up to 6 recent prints - for a non-refundable fee of £16 per picture. 
  • Students in full-time education (ID required) can submit up to 6 recent prints - for £10 per picture. 
(Note: Students will be required to show student ID when delivering the work to the drop-off location)

How to enter

  • Take a good quality digital photograph or scan of each print. The judges will make their decision based on this photograph. 
    • The print should be photographed unglazed and evenly lit, and cropped to the edge of the work. 
    • View the photograph on a computer to make sure you are happy with the picture quality on a larger screen
    • As a guide, the file size should be minimum 1MB and not exceed 3MB
  • Go to https://www.re-printmakers.com/competitions/ and follow the onscreen instructions to make your entry. You will be asked to provide:
    • An image of each artwork 
    • Artist’s name (exactly as you wish to be known on the works list and labels)
    • Contact email address for the artist (please be sure to spell this correctly!) 
    • Title of the work 
    • Framed dimensions in centimetres 
    • Medium 
    • Framed and unframed price for each print (latter only if applicable) 
    • re. Pricing - Remember to take into account 
      • framing and transport costs, 
      • Bankside Gallery’s commission of 45% should the work sell. 
      • If you are registered for VAT, please also include this in your price. 
      • No changes to your price(s) will be possible after the competition deadline so please ensure they are correct. 
      • Unframed price for each print (only if applicable ie. Do not fill in this field if further prints in the edition are not available or if it is a monoprint / monotype) 
    • Availability of further unframed prints in the edition (if applicable)
  • When submitting student work online, please also 
    • scan your student ID and 
    • email a copy to info@re-printmakers.com. 
    • Any works found to be falsely submitted as student work will not be hung. 
  • Pay the non-refundable entry fee using the secure online payment service. 
  • Make sure you click the blue ‘Submit entries’ button. 
    • Your entry is not complete until you complete this step. 
    • Acknowledgement of your entry and payment will be sent to you
You won't be able to access your entry after the deadline has passed do be sure to make a record of the complete entry (I always print off the entry and then also save it as a pdf file in the folder for the competition on my computer)
Incomplete entries or those made without payment received by the competition deadline, will not be shown to the judges. If you encounter difficulties, you can get in touch at info@re-printmakers.com.
Works from the International Original Print Exhibition 2022

Important Dates

Call for Entries

  • Monday 6 March, 12 midday | Competition opens for entries
  • Monday 3 July, 11.59 PM | Entry deadline
  • Thursday 27 July by 6pm | Results posted on www.re-printmakers.com/competitions and successful artists contacted via email


  • Friday 15 or Saturday 16 September, 11am-5pm | Delivery of successful entries to 23 Blue Anchor Lane, SE16 3UL


  • Wednesday 20 September 6-8pm | Private View & Prizegiving
  • Thursday 21 September – Sunday 1 October, 11am-6pm daily | Exhibition of successful entries at Bankside Gallery
  • Sunday 1 October, 6 – 8pm, or Monday 2 October 11am – 6pm from Bankside Gallery | Collection of unsold work

Selection & Panel

These digital submissions are assessed by a panel of judges who can select up to a maximum of 3 artworks for any one artist. The judges’ decision is final.

The 2023 Selection Panel comprises:
  • Rob Ryan (artist) 
  • Dr Mark Golder (collector & academic)
  • Sharon Lloyd (co-founder of FACE)
  • David Ferry (RE President)
  • Michelle Griffiths (RE Vice President)
A list of prints selected for the exhibition will be published on www.reprintmakers.com/competitions by 6pm on Thursday 27 July. 

Artists whose work has been selected will be sent an email confirming arrangements for the exhibition.

Preparing work for delivery and exhibition

There are detailed instructions for those who need to know in the guidelines about presentation, framing, mirror plates, labels and insurance.

Note that poorly presented prints or works that differ significantly from the photograph that was entered will not be accepted. 


The exhibition of works selected will take place at the Bankside Gallery from 21st September to 1st October 2023.

Works from the International Original Print Exhibition 2022

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