Call for Submissions: Print Pulse 30: A National Undergraduate Printmaking Exhibition


Note the changes to the Exhibition Dates and Submission Dates:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Print Pulse 30: National Undergraduate Printmaking Exhibition (PP30:NUPE) has been rescheduled to October 20th to November 24th, 2021. PP30: NUPE will still be displayed at Union Gallery on the Queen’s University campus in Kingston, Ontario.

The ‘call for submissions’ will be extended to October 31st, 2020 and the submission portal will ‘RE-OPEN’ from February 16th to May 30th, 2021. All submissions will be reviewed after the May 30th, 2021 deadline. Submissions printed at undergraduate print-shops and individualized print studios are encouraged.


To highlight undergraduate print-based studio production coming out of Canadian Fine Art (Visual Art) programs. Furthermore, to gather exemplary print-works for Queen’s University and Kingston communities. The jurors will select thirty print-works and will award four cash prizes totaling $1,000 dollars.


  • Open to undergraduate students currently or recently enrolled in a B.F.A/B.A program printmaking course.
  • Only print-works produced during undergraduate studies are eligible.
  • Recent graduates must have completed their studies after April 30th, 2018.
  • Prints on paper (or other substrate) must be no larger than 22 x 32 inches.
  • 3D print-works must be no longer than 12x12x12 inches in any dimension.
  • Maximum weight 5lbs.
  • Open to relief, intaglio, serigraphy, planography, monoprint, digital print and interdisciplinary print-based works.

Exhibition Details

  • Location: Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Exhibition Dates: October 20th to November 24th, 2021
  • Jurors: Dr. Stephanie Dickey (PhD), Brian Hoad (MFA)
  • Awards: $400 (1st place), $300 (2nd place), $150 (3rd place x2)

Submission Details

  • Submission: WWW.PRINTPULSE30.COM
  • Fee: $5.00 dollars for up to three print-works
  • Submission Dates: Extended to October 31st, 2020 and submission portal will re-open February 16th to May 30th, 2021
  • Send inquiries to Alejandro Arauz (Organizer):


Print Pulse 30:NUPE would like to acknowledge that Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. Also, the support of the George Taylor Richardson Fund.