There are five award awards designated by SGCI to given at each conference.

SGCI 2018 Awards Solicitation

SGCI 2017 Student Awards Application

The Printmaker Emeritus Award

The Printmaker Emeritus Award is given annually to a senior printmaker of established reputation, one whose career is an established fact rather than of promise. However, no specific age is fixed. The candidate’s primary area of artistic endeavor should be in the field of printmaking—and may include related media such as papermaking or artist’s books—whether as a practitioner, educator or administrator.

Nominations are solicited from the SGCI membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The deadline for submission of nominees is January 15 of the year preceding the conference for which the individual is nominated to receive the award (i.e. January 15, 2019 for fellowships to be awarded at the 2020 conference).

The Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking Award

The Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking Award is given annually to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the professional development of printmaking as a fine art. This is the only SGCI award that may be given posthumously.

Nominations are solicited from the conference host institution only and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The deadline for submission of nominees is January 15 of the year preceding the conference for which the individual is nominated to receive the award (i.e. January 15, 2019 for fellowships to be awarded at the 2020 conference).

The Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award

The Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to teaching printmaking and has demonstrated excellence in his or her own creative work.

Nominations are solicited from the SGCI membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The deadline for submission of nominees is January 15 of the year preceding the conference for which the individual is nominated to receive the award (i.e. January 15, 2019 for fellowships to be awarded at the 2020 conference).

The Honorary Member of the Council Award

The Honorary Member of the Council Award is given annually to someone who has performed outstanding service to the SGCI organization.

Nominations are solicited from the membership and accepted by the SGCI Awards Committee. The deadline for submission of nominees is January 15 of the year preceding the conference for which the individual is nominated to receive the award (i.e. January 15, 2019 for fellowships to be awarded at the 2020 conference).

SGCI Student Fellowships

Each year SGCI awards two Student Fellowships, one undergraduate ($500) and one graduate ($1000). Students may self-nominate, but must have a faculty sponsor who will submit a letter of support (nomination), and must be enrolled at the time of application. Applicants and the faculty sponsor must be SGCI members in good standing.

The deadline for submission of nominees is December 15 of the year immediately preceding the conference for which the individual is nominated to receive the award (i.e. December 15, 2019 for fellowships to be awarded at the 2020 conference).

HOST INSTITUTION AWARDS

Conference host institution may make additional host institution awards. The parameters and guidelines for these awards are defined by the host institution conference committee. The SGCI Awards Committee Chair must be included in the discussion and development of these awards as well as the selection of the awardees. Host institution awards and awardees must be approved by the SGCI Executive Board.