97th ANNUAL International Competition (2023)

The Print Center ANNUAL is one of the most prestigious and oldest juried competitions in the United States. The 97th ANNUAL features works by 35 of the finest international artists currently using photography or printmaking as critical components in their work.

The 97th ANNUAL was juried by Dr. Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography and Interim Head, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums and Curlee Raven Holton, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, The David M. and Linda Roth Professor of Art, emeritus, at Lafayette College, Easton, PA and founder of the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Best and Holton reviewed over 2,050 images and videos submitted by 411 artists. Submissions came from 45 states and 22 countries across the globe. We are pleased to present an online exhibition of portfolios from the 10 Finalists and 25 Semifinalists.

(left to right) Solo Exhibition winners from the 97th ANNUAL, Cheryl Mukherji, María Verónica San Martín and Idalia Vasquez-Achury


Solo Exhibition Awards

Awarded Solo Exhibitions (January 20 – March 25, 2023) were accompanied by honoraria – Cheryl Mukherji, María Verónica San Martín and Idalia Vasquez-Achury.

Museum Acquisition Awards

Art Museum of West Virginia University Purchase AwardSharon Koelblinger
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase AwardCheryl Mukherji
The Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection AwardStephanie Santana

Residency Award

NEW! The Blake Bradford Fitler Club Artist in Residence Award (valued at approximately $4,000) – Idalia Vasquez-Achury

Cash Awards

The Olcott Family Award ($500) – Vaune Trachtman
The Jacqueline L. Zemel Prize for Printmaking ($500) – Endi Poskovic
The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence ($100) – Stephanie Santana

Material Awards

Awagami Paper Award ($350 worth of paper) – Terry Schupbach-Gordon
BOMB Magazine Award (three-year print subscription valued at $180) – Jessica Buie
Fireball Printing Award ($100 gift certificate) – Noah Addis
NEW! Hahnemühle Award ($250 worth of paper) – Jason Reblando
The Photo Review Award (one-year subscription valued at $50) – Toni Pepe
The Print Center Gallery Store Award (2-year contract) – Emily Legleitner
The Renaissance Graphic Arts Award ($100 gift certificate) – Hyejeong Kwon
Society for Photographic Education Award (one-year membership valued at $125) – Jillian Browning
Stockbridge Fine Art Print Award ($300 gift certificate) – Eduardo L Rivera