Under Annett's direction FRINGEMK established a painting prize in 2009. thecentre:mk and Midsummer Place; FRINGEMK's Painting Prize was designed as an annual contemporary survey in British Painting and is due to resume in 2011. The catalogue produced to accompany both the festivals, selected 100 finalists and showcases the work. It is representative of a very broad spectrum of painting, which include multi media elements. The work submitted was very strong, with a variety of emerging and nationally known artists. The selectors included, Mike Stanley [MOA], Stephen Snoddy [Walsall], Phoebe Unwin, Andy Harper and Anthony Spira, alongside Annett. All have a strong connection or 'history' with Milton Keynes.