2020 ICAN Wall Calendar Contest

Call for Entries!

It’s that time of year again for the 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 submission is FREE and is juried by the editorial staff from Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated! Submissions end on September 19th at 11:59 EDT.

Here are this years categories:

Sculptural—including figurative, abstract, and architectural.
Mugs—including either a single or sets of work.
Surface Decoration—including Mishima, Sgraffito, and Resist Patterns.
Functional—including all forms of functional pottery and even pots in action.

2020 Calendar Submission

  • You may submit up 3 photos in the following file extensions: JPEG, JPG, PNG, PDF; but they do not need to be all in the same category. For example, Photo 1 in Abstract Sculptural, Photo 2 and 3 in Mugs.
  • We use professional-quality digital images as uncompressed four-color (CMYK), 300 ppi image files, with a minimum print size of 8.5 inches x 11 inches.
  • Photos MUST be saved as: category.lastname.phototitle. (For example, mugs.goring.muggyday.) Photos not submitted in this format will NOT be considered.
  • Online form and photos must be submitted online at Submittable. If you have any questions or issues, please email them to earbogast@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 2019 ICAN Wall Calendar Contest are

The winners have been chosen for the 2019 ICAN Wall Calendar contest! We had over 130 submissions from our talented members. This year’s entries were outstanding. With an ICAN calendar on your wall, you can be inspired by this beautiful work every day!

Click here for the 2019 ICAN Wall Calendar contest gallery; check out some of the past year’s winners too!