Several prizes are awarded during the Graduation Show each year. With these prizes the academy hopes to stimulate KABK graduates to kick-start their professional practices and career development. The nominees will be announced on Thursday 10 September and a small but festive Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday 13 September. The ceremony is led by Alice Twemlow, Lector Design at the KABK. The nominees and award givers will be invited for this event.
Next to the academy and department awards, a number of prizes were again made possible through collaborations with local and national partners. Thanks to Stichting tot Steun, Keep an Eye Foundation, Stroom Den Haag, Heden, Schuitema Stichting, Jan Roëde Stichting, Waag and Page Not Found. Below an overview of this year's awards and jury members.
Each department nominates their best thesis. Under supervision of Lector Janneke Wesseling a committee decides which bachelor graduate has written the best thesis of 2020. The winner receives € 500,-.
Jury members: Joost Grootens, ACPA staff member, Leiden University (jury chair) - Astrid Vorstermans, founder Valiz Publishers, Amsterdam (external jury member) - Marina Otero, director of research, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (external jury member)
Each of the seven bachelor departments nominates their best students. The winner of each department receives € 500,-.
Jury members: Heads of bachelor departments
All nominees of departments will be visited by all heads of Bachelor departments. Together with the director they will decide who wins the Bachelor Academy Award 2020! The winner receives € 1.500,-.
Jury members: Heads of bachelor departments, Marieke Schoenmakers (director KABK)
The Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Award is given to one of the graduates of the Textile & Fashion department.
The Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Award is worth €10.000,- and is meant to help the winning graduate in realising their ambition to improve their skills after graduation. The prize can be used as an investment for a Master's degree, a summer course, or another textile/fashion training at an international institution.
Jury members: Fashion professionals Patrick van Ommeslaeghe en Branko Popovic
Students from the departments Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Furniture Design and Photography will be visited by a committee consisting of teachers and a representative from the Schuitema family. A socially engaged piece of art and/or design is what this jury is after. The winner receives € 1.000,-.
Jury members: Brecht Hoffmann (teacher Graphic Design), Ernie Mellegers (teacher Interior Architecture & Furniture Design), Guus Rijven (teacher Photography), Maayke Schuitema and Jiri Schuitema (members of Schuitema family).
Every year, the presentation of the Stroom Den Haag Encouragement Award is eagerly awaited. Due to the recognition and incentive this awards offers in the further development in the winner’s artistic career. The winner also receives € 2.500,-.
Jury members: Binna Choi, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Moe Kim, Mischa Poppe, Jane Huldman
Jan Roëde studied at the academy in the early 1930’s and spent most of his life living and working in The Hague. After his death, the Jan Roëde Foundation was founded to commemorate his legacy and encourage young fine artists. The jury of the Jan Roëde comprises a delegation from the Jan Roëde Foundation and an external jury member from the art world. The prize consists of €2.500,- for a graduate of the Fine Arts department.
Jury members: Pim Voorneman (teacher Fine Arts), Louw van Sinderen, Dick Stapel, Olga van Hulsen, Xander Karstens, Huub Wersch.
The winner will receive a year of coaching and advice from Heden gallery in The Hague. Due to the effects of Corona, Heden and the winner will together make a tailor-made plan for their collaboration in the coming year. The jury selects the winner from among the graduates of the bachelor programmes.
Jury members: Erik-Jan Ligtvoet, Jedithja de Groot, Daniela Petovic, Claudia Linders, Nadine van den Bosch (Art advisor)
The Academy Shop Award is intended to act as a stimulus for the starting artistic practice and activities of our graduates. The winner is chosen from among the graduates of the bachelor programmes. The €500,- prize money can be spent on art supplies at both the Academy's store and the Goodman brand store in The Hague.
Jury member: Gerard van Zeggelaar
The second edition of the Waag Art/Science Award will be awarded to a selected graduation project from the bachelor departments ArtScience, Graphic Design and Interactive/Media/Design. The winner receives € 500,-.
Jury member: Miha Tursic
Page Not Found – Space for Publishing as Artistic Practice is inaugurating its Thesis Prize this year for excellence in publishing. The Page Not Found Thesis Award celebrates the MA Artistic Research thesis which integrates most strongly its own dissemination. The jury pays attention to how the analogue or digital publication echoes the thesis’ original research, how its text is embodied, and the related design decisions. The jury selects the winner from among all the graduates of the Master Artistic Research programme. The winner receives € 250,-.
Jury members: Sebastien Tien and Ola Vasiljeva (directors Page Not Found)
Each department nominates their best thesis. Under supervision of Lector Janneke Wesseling a committee decides which master graduate has written the best thesis of 2020. The winner receives € 500,-.
Jury members: Joost Grootens, ACPA staff member, Leiden University (jury chair), Astrid Vorstermans, founder Valiz Publishers, Amsterdam (external jury member), Marina Otero, director of research, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (external jury member)
Each of the seven master departments nominates their best students. The winner of each department receives € 500,-.
Jury members: Heads of master departments
All nominees of departments will be visited by a jury of external examiners. Together they will choose the winner of the Master Academy Award 2020, who receives € 1500,-.
Jury members: Lua Vollaard (ext. examiner Master Artistic Research), Annet Dekker (ext. examiner Master ArtScience), Lauren Alexander (examiner Master Non Linear Narrative), Peter Bilac (ext. examiner Master Type Media), Kim Knoppers (ext. examiner Master Photography), Peter Zuiderwijk (ext. examiner Master Industrial Design)