Imprint 2021


How many entries can I submit?

Teachers may only submit one entry for each student. Schools may submit up to fifteen total entries. Each entry must be submitted individually using the Submittable platform.

What work can be submitted?

Please see the list of entry guidelines.

How should work be photographed and submitted?

Photographs should be JPEG or TIFF files, at 300 dpi. Only the work should be visible in the photo. For an example of our virtual exhibit, see the Imprint 2020 Exhibition & Competition page. Use this entry form to submit entries.

How can I incorporate this into my curriculum? What other resources for this might be available?

We thought you’d never ask! Email to find out more about scheduling a virtual program with one of our staff members to explore Esherick’s prints with your class!

Participation in Imprint alone is compatible with PA Education Standards  9.1.12.A, E, H, and J.

Lesson plans that incorporate Esherick’s work into various curricula are now available on our website here. Plans designed to enrich student knowledge of printmaking will be made available in advance of the deadline for entries. Stay tuned!

Who is eligible to enter?

In the past, we have invited all high school art students (whether public, private, or charter) from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties to participate. This year, we are pleased to expand that list to include Berks and Lehigh counties as well!

When is the deadline for entry?

February 15, 2021.

When will the show open? Will there be an opening reception?

The show will open on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Finalists’ teachers will be notified by March 1, 2021, via email. While there will be no in-person reception, as there was in years past, we will be celebrating our young artists! More details to come.

What prizes are available?

Cash prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning students and their respective school art departments. First place is $200, second place is $150 and third place is  $100. First place winners will also receive a free field trip to the Wharton Esherick Museum for the entire class, once we are once again able to safely welcome large groups to the Museum.