We’re seeking entries for a juried student photography exhibition!

Free to Enter


First place award: $1,000
Second place: $750
Third place: $500
Honorable mentions: $250 each


The contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at William & Mary.


Cuban photographer Adrián Fernández


Winning photos printed and installed at the Stryker by our staff.

Participants need only supply high resolution digital images (JPG or TIFF).

Images from any camera type are welcome.

AI generated images are not allowed.

Images must be an original work of art.


Submit up to (4) photos.

Provide your name, email, graduation year, major, title of photo, date of photo, and an optional brief description of the photo.

Each submission will require a photo release agreement.

To enter the contest click the “Submit your work” button under the “Enter Now” heading.


Entries submitted by:
11:59pm on November 12, 2023

Award announcements:
December 4, 2023

January 24 – February 14, 2024
Stryker Center

Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Save the Date! Details about the opening reception coming soon.


The submission deadline has now passed.

About the Juror: Adrian Fernandez

Cuban photographer Adrián Fernández will be the juror, selecting photographs to be included in the exhibition.  Fernández studied visual arts at the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy (2004) and at the Superior Institute of Arts (2010) in Havana. He works as an independent artist and as a professor of Documentary Photography for New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Office of Special Programs Abroad. Early in his career he began to experiment with photographic media, in which he has developed much of his art, expanding his practice in recent years to three-dimensional installation and sculpture works.  His photographic work is inspired by the symbolic connection established between objects, belongings, architectural forms, images or fragments of the material world that inhabit and at the same time modulate people’s daily lives. He explores their impact on the shaping of personal memory, collective history and the creation of new cultural paradigms in contemporary society.  Fernández has exhibited in group and solo shows in the U.S., Cuba, Mexico, Panama, France, Germany, Norway, Belgium and Switzerland. His work can be found in the collections including The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 21C Museum Hotels, Perez Art Museum Miami, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana (and the Muscarelle!).

About the Exhibition: Stryker Center

Stryker Center in Williamsburg, VA
January 31 – February 14, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Save the Date! Details about the opening reception coming soon.

Winning photos will be printed and installed at the Stryker by Muscarelle staff.