Are you proud of your graduation project or portfolio and would you like to win €3,000? Please, feel free to submit your work for the AHK Graduation Prize (Eindwerkprijs). This 9th edition will go differently than planned. In order to give as many students as possible the opportunity to compete, the submission deadline has been shifted to 9 October 2020. There is also a new date for the award: the prize for the best project of the Graduates of 2020 will be awarded on 21 January 2021. Students and teachers can nominate excellent (graduation) works for the prize. From all entries the jury will make a selection of projects for the nominee shortlist. The jury then decides who will win the awards: €3,000 for a Bachelor's project, €3,000 for a Master's project and an Audience Award.

Nominate & submit

Would you like to nominate your own work or that of someone else for the Graduation Prize? Please, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Nominate - fill in the nomination form.

STEP 2: Submit - the nominated student has to complete the submission (deadline: 9 October 2020).

Portfolio assessment

Some students will not be graduating this year with a graduation project and will receive a portfolio assessment. That is why it’s also possible now to submit a portfolio, provided it meets the criteria below.


How do you compare a choreography with an architectural design or a thesis on cultural heritage with a percussion performance? The jury will compare the graduation projects and portfolios on the basis of the following criteria:  

  • The work has been assessed to be good.
  • The work establishes a connection to the outside world. 
  • The work is relevant to the further development of the profession.
'Winning this prize felt like an enormous encouragement to continue my work post graduation. It was a recognition that I was on the right path and that what I was researching and investing enormous amounts of time and thought into during my study was something that others were moved by too. Not only does the grant give me an opportunity to investigate my work further, but the publicity also meant that I will have opportunities to show my work again, outside of the institution.'
Elisabeth Raymond (Graduation Prize winner, SNDO - Choreography)


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