In total 36 countries have been present this year, including Spain (91), Poland (47), Argentina (15), Austria (10), Mexico (8), Thailand (7), Italy (6), Bosnia Herzegovina (4), France (4), Japan (4), Germany (3), Bulgaria (3), Iran (3), Belorussia (2), Canada (2), Slovenia (2), Greece (2), Romania (2), Serbia (2), Sweden (2), Ukraine (2), Australia (1), Belgium (1), Brazil (1), Colombia (1), China (1), Slovakia (1), United States (1), Estonia (1), Finland (1), Lebanon (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (1), Switzerland (1), Taiwan (1) y Turkey (1).
Among the 236 art prints competing in 2018, “Randomisation_Scheme_02” is the title of the lithograph submitted by the Polish Anna Trojanowska (Wroclaw, 1978), which has been awarded with the first International Print Award Carmen Arozena 2018.
On the other hand, the Serbian artist Nenad Zeljić (Belgrade, 1964) is the recipient of the second prize thanks to his magnificent aquatint titled “Building”.
Among all the works participating, 29 were selected as finalists, and from this group were chosen the two winners, and five honourable mentions which have been given to Veselin Damyanov-Ves (Bulgaria), Carmen Isasi (Spain), Daniela Savini (Italy), Marek Zajko (Poland) y Roksana Zelazkiewicz (Poland).
The awards ceremony and opening exhibition of award-winning works and finalists, will take place
on October 9, 2018 at the Museum Real Casa de la Moneda in Madrid, exhibiting the works
until November 4, to travel later on to Sta. Cruz de la Palma where will be shown from early
December to January in Casa Salazar Museum.