neo: is very pleased to announce details of the forthcoming international biennial neo:printprize2016.

Achieving critical acclaim in its inaugural year, the competition continues to offer a prestigious showcase for contemporary visual artists working within the field of printmaking alongside an impressive list of sponsored prizes and the opportunity to be considered for the 12 week neo:residency supported by University of Bolton, GreatArt and neo:

An independent panel of prominent curators and artists juries the competition ensuring high standards are maintained.


neo:printprize2016 invites artists to submit works across the full range of printmaking techniques from the traditional to the digital, including 3D prints, printmaking related video, monoprints and print related installations. The exhibition intends to raise awareness of new trends and directions in printmaking by showcasing excellence and innovation in contemporary printmaking. The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 worldwide.


9 May 2016 @ 12:00 UK time


University of Bolton

   12 week neo:residency & solo show

   plus £1000 in materials (GreatArt/neo:)

   (terms and conditions apply)


neo:printprize - £500

Printmaking Today - Artist's Eye feature of the winning artist

  • Selected by Printmaking Today
  • Artist's Eye feature in the Autumn issue (out mid-September)
  • 1 page, 850 words, 2 photos

GreatArt - £500

Jackson's Art Supplies - £200

Intaglio Printmaker - £200

John Purcell Paper - £200

Screenstretch - £100

Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies - £100



Nancy Campbell Artist/Writer, Editor of Printmaking Today

Rachel Gladfelter Director, Pace Prints New York

Gill Saunders Senior Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum

Jo Stockham Artist, Professor and Head of the Print Programme, Royal College of Art


Judges Biographies


25th August – 30th October 2016



Greater Manchester

United Kingdom


Great Art Printmaking Today neo:artists
Jacksons Intaglio John Purcell Paper
Screen Stretch Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies
Bolton Council Market Place Arts Council