The 2022 ICAN Wall Calendar Contest is back!


It’s that time of year again for the ICAN member’s popular Wall Calendar contest! The ICAN Calendars are a great way for you to get your work in print and up on other members’ studio walls. The ICAN Wall Calendar call for entries is members-only exclusive contest, so mark your calendars and submit your work! Calendar contest submission is
FREE for all ICAN members and is juried by the editorial staff from Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated!

This year we asked ICAN members to vote for their favorite 2022 ICAN calendar themes. Thank you to those who voted in the May survey! You picked a great new line up for next year’s calendars:


The 2022 ICAN Wall Calendar Contest Categories:

Surface Decoration: Mishima, Sgraffito, and Resist Patterns

Sculptural: Abstract or Figurative

Vases and Vessels

2022 ICAN Wall Calendar timeline:

  • June 10, 2021: Online submissions open through Submittable.
  • August 1, 2021: Online submissions close. Deadline at 11:59 PM EDT.
  • October 2021: Winners announced and 2022 ICAN Wall Calendars available for sale.

Contest opens June 10th, 2021! (Contest link will NOT be live until June 10th.)

To enter the contest:

  • You must be an active ICAN Member at any level.
  • Online form and photos must be submitted online at Submittable.
  • Make sure the form and photos are to the correct specifications.

2022 Calendar Submissions:

You may submit up 3 different art piece photos, with up to 2 images of each piece to show detail, in the following file extensions: JPEG, JPG, TIF; no need to select a category. To produce the calendars, we require high-resolution, digital images:

  • 300 ppi (pixels per inch) resolution
  • Tif or Jpg
  • Minimum print size of 8.5 inches x 11 inches
  • Neutral backgrounds
  • Even lighting
for image
  • A mobile phone can be used to take quality images, but the camera must be set to shoot high-resolution images.
  • Photos MUST be saved as: lastname.phototitle. (For example, smith.muggyday.) Photos not submitted in this format will NOT be considered.
If you have any questions or issues, please email them to hgoring@ceramics.org.

Terms of Use:
No purchase required. Only entries that meet contest rules will be considered. By entering, participants release and hold harmless ICAN (International Ceramic Artist Network), its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies as well as their directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the calendar photo contest.
ICAN (and it’s above-referenced affiliates) is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized by ICAN, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to ICAN, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. ICAN assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. ICAN is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information.
If, for any reason, ICAN is not capable of contest completion as planned, ICAN reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. By participating in the contest, you agree to give ICAN exclusive use of your name and image for our calendar, marketing emails, web and/or any media we deem necessary. We reserve the right to have artistic license to crop photos as necessary.
In no event will ICAN, its parent, subsidiary, or affiliated companies or their respective advertising and promotional agencies, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind as a result of this contest.

The 2021 ICAN Wall Calendars are sold out

Thank you to everyone who participated!