96th ANNUAL International Competition (2021)

The Print Center ANNUAL is one of the most prestigious and oldest juried competitions in the United States. The 96th ANNUAL features works by 35 of the finest international artists currently using photography or printmaking as critical components in their work.

The 96th ANNUAL was juried by Ana Casas Broda, artist, educator, editor and co-director of Hydra + Fotografía and Dr. Kelli Morgan, independent curator, social justice activist and Professor and Director of Curatorial Studies, Tufts University. Broda and Morgan reviewed over 2,600 images and videos submitted by 537 artists. Submissions came from 46 states and 30 countries across the globe. We are pleased to present an online exhibition of portfolios from the 10 Finalists and 25 Semifinalists.

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(left to right) Solo Exhibition winners from the 96th ANNUAL, John Joyce, Vikesh Kapoor and Donavon Smallwood


Congratulations to all of the award recipients! We extend our thanks to the generous donors who allow us to recognize these outstanding artists with more than $7,500 in exhibition, acquisition, cash and material prizes!

Solo Exhibition Awards

Awarded Solo Exhibitions (January 21 – March 12, 2022) were accompanied by honoraria.
John Joyce, Vikesh Kapoor and Donavon Smallwood

Museum Acquisition Awards

Art Museum of West Virginia University Purchase AwardDonavon Smallwood
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase AwardClaudia Ruiz Gustafson
The Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection AwardDonavon Smallwood

Cash Awards

Callan/McNamara Award ($500) – Anastasia Davis
Fish/Pearce Award ($500) – Peggy Washburn
The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence ($100) – Jo Ann Chaus

Material Awards

BOMB Magazine Award (three-year subscription valued at $84) – Hossein Fardinfard
Fireball Printing Award ($100 gift certificate) – Vikesh Kapoor
The Photo Review Award (one-year subscription valued at $50) – Helen Maurene Cooper
The Print Center Gallery Store AwardFabiola Menchelli
The Renaissance Graphic Arts Award ($100 gift certificate) – April Flanders
Society for Photographic Education Award (one-year membership valued at $125) – Caleb Cole
Stockbridge Fine Art Print Award ($250 gift certificate) – Donavon Smallwood