ON PAPER 2022
8th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING CONTEST
ON PAPER presents its annual printmaking contest to promote the art of printmaking and the connection
between printmakers around the world.
DEADLINE April 1st 2022
The SHORTLISTED artists will exhibit in Tinta Invisible
(Barcelona, Spain) in July 2022
The contest is open to anyone. Application is online at the web
Each artist can submit one piece of work on a paper size of 300mm x 400mm (30cm x 40cm) or the equivalent 11 x 17in. The print size can be any within the size of the paper. The work can be horizontal or vertical. The work must have been made using any traditional printmaking techniques, including screenprinting, lithography, etching, collagraph, monotype, electro-etching, woodcut, photopolymer, etc. We also encourage artists to use non-toxic techniques. Digital prints (prints made with a printer) are not accepted. However, digital processes can be used to elaborate prints that are traditionally printed.
The work must be relatively new, completed in the last couple of years and not have received a prize before.
The shortlisted artists will have their work shown in Tinta Invisible (Barcelona, Spain) in July 2022. An international jury will vote to select the shortlisted artists; the winner will be the artist with the most votes. There will be one award of 1000€ for the winning artist.
Submission to the contest has a fee of 26€. All artists who submit work to the contest will be shown on our website, onpapercontest.com, in the ‘PARTICIPANTS’ section for a minimum of one year. Moreover, the shortlisted artists will be shown on onpapercontest.com in the ‘SHORTLISTED’ section and will also be shared on ON PAPER’s social media.
Deadline for submission is April 1st 2022. The application process is entirely online at
onpapercontest.com. An image of the work (JPG max. 1MB) will be required as well as some information about the artist and the print.
The artists shortlisted for the prize and the exhibition will be notified via social media by May 1st 2022. The winner will be announced during the opening night of the show in Tinta Invisible (Barcelona, Spain). The shortlisted artists must ship the selected workmunframed and unmounted to the address supplied to them in their notification email. The artistsmare responsible for all shipping costs.
After the exhibition, the artists will be able to arrange shipment or to pick up their own work after the show. The work that hasn’t been picked up or shipped before the next award will become property of the ON PAPER contest. Alternatively, artists can donate the print to ON PAPER.
On PAPER organisation and the jury’s decisions on all things are final. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the organization reserves the right to change dates, location and awards.
ANY SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE RULES AND REQUIREMENTS MAY BE DISQUALIFIED AND ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
Barcelona, November 2021