Students enrolled at a college or university during the calendar year 2017. Limit of 3 entries per person. All entries must use Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper.

Individual Awards

Undergraduate Category:
Speedball will award prizes for the best entries in seven printmaking categories: Lithography, Screen Printing, Relief Printing, Etching, Monotype, Wildcard and a Graduate Student Category. Each category will have (3) winners.

Graduate Category:
Speedball will award prizes for the best (3) entries submitted by graduate students, regardless of type of print.


1st Prize: $500 Product Credit for both the student AND his or her school’s art program.
2nd Prize: $300 Product Credit for both the student AND his or her school’s art program.
3rd Prize: $150 Product Credit for both the student AND his or her school’s art program.

School Spirit Award

$600 Product Credit to the School with the most entries.
$600 Product Credit to the School with the most individual winners.

Product Credit will be good for anything in Speedball product portfolio, including Speedball, Akua, or Arnhem 1618 products (at manufacturer’s suggested retail prices).


All winning pieces will be featured at the following:
The Sawtooth School for Visual Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC, April/May, 2019
The Arnhem 1618 website from March, 2019 – February, 2020.
The Speedball Booth of the 2019 Southern Graphics Conference.


Bill Fick, billfick.com
Bill Fick is a printmaker who lives and works in Durham, North Carolina. He is currently a Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. Over the past 25 years he has exhibited his prints nationally and internationally and has taught at many institutions across the United States including the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill and Greensboro), Pratt Institute and Rutgers University. Fick’s work can be found in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; The New York Public Library and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University. In 1993 Fick was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and in 1995 a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. Fick is also the director of Supergraphic a creative art studio dedicated to the production of fine art prints and print media.

Carlos Hernandez, carloshernandezprints.com
The work of Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has been featured in the 2011 Communication Arts Typography annual, the 2011 & 2012 Communication Arts Illustration annual and was also recently published in the 2012 book Mexican Graphics by Korero Books-UK. He has designed and printed gig posters for such artists as The Kills, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Santana, and more. Most recently, he was selected as the official poster artist to design the commemorative poster for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full-service printmaking studio located in the Houston Heights, and serves as an instructor of Screen Printing at Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts.

Susan Rostow, akuainks.com
Susan Rostow is a New York City based artist, and the inventor of Akua printmaking inks and accessories. She has exhibited her artwork throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. She is represented in numerous collections, including the The Allan Chasanoff Bookwork Collection at Yale University Art Gallery and the Library of Congress, National Print Archives. She was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and served as an Artist in Residence through the New Jersey State Arts Council, Pennsylvania Arts Council, Montana State Arts Council, Alaska State Arts Council and the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.

Entry Procedure:

Entry Procedure:
Send entries to newimpressions@speedballart.com, recommended format: 300dpi with the longest dimension being 8”, submitted in PSD, TIF, JPG or PDF format. Limit three entries per person.

Please note the following in your email submission:

Your Name

Your School

Type of Print

Dimensions of Print

Type of Arnhem Paper Used: White/Warm White and 245gsm/320gsm

Name format for each image: last name_first name_image#

All entries must use Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper.

Images must be available for the exhibition – no substitutions. Speedball reserves the right to disqualify accepted pieces that appear inaccurately represented in the submission photo.

Entries will be accepted from March 15th – December 31st, 2017.
Winners will be notified by January 31st, 2018.


Speedball Art Products reserve the right to reproduce accepted entries for exhibition and other publicity purposes.