The H.M. Queen Sonja Art Foundation was established in 2011 to generate interest in and promote the development of graphic art. The Foundation presents the Queen Sonja Print Award every other year. The first award was given to Tiina Kivinen in 2012.
The cash prize is taken from the yield on the Foundation’s capital along with any gifts or other contributions received by the Foundation. In addition, the prizewinner also receives an educational stay at the art studio Atelje Larsen in Helsingborg, Sweden. The amount of the cash prize is determined by the board.
With its focus on international graphic art in all its expressions and techniques, the Queen Sonja Print Award is set to become the most prestigious prize within this field of the contemporary art.