Nominations AHK Graduation Prize 2017 announced

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Ten graduation projects from the Graduates 2017 have been nominated for the sixth edition of the AHK Graduation Prize. This prize, consisting of a sum of € 3,000, is awarded in two categories: for the best bachelor project and for the best master project. An audience award will also be presented. The jury, chaired by Xandra Schutte (chief editor De Groene Amsterdammer), will announce the winners on Monday 27 November.

Five bachelor projects and five master projects were nominated based on 29 entries: 


  • Marijn Graven (Theatre Directing), George Dhauw (Design & Technology), Karlijn Hemmer (Production and stage management) en Maartje Prins (Scenography), with De Louteringsberg;
  • Winand Tadeusz (Directing, documentary) en Bente Mars (Production), with Kristians Prelude;
  • Paulina Prokop (Scenography), with Schedule;
  • Boris Lyppens (Fine Art in Education), with Subcutis;
  • Maxime Rozestraten (Production), with The Boys Next Door.


  • Nelson Ogliastri (Master Composing for Film), with Danny’s Bicycle;
  • Nadieh Graumans-Tigchelaar (Education in Arts), with De esthetische ervaring van groep 3/4;
  • Annette Bos (master Architecture), with Over de muur en andere vrijheden. Een zoektocht naar de betekenis van de koepel in Haarlem;
  • Louis Yi Liu (Master of Film), with Red Kid Black Kid;
  • María Molina Peiró (Master of Film), with The Vertical Horizon. A series into the fear of forgetting in the Digital Age.

On Monday 27 November, the jury will announce the winners during a festive ceremony in the Breitner Academy. Also the winner of the audience award (whose content remains a surprise until the ceremony) will be announced.

How do you compare choreography with an architectural design, or a heritage thesis with a mime performance? The jury are faced with a difficult task each year. Important criteria upon which the jury evaluates the entries, in addition to them having been assessed as very good, include the way in which a connection is made with the outside world in the graduation project, and the relevance of the work for the further development of the profession. The jury also takes into account the difference in level between Bachelor’s and Master’s graduation projects.

Awards ceremony
Everyone is welcome to attend this festive ceremony.
Date: Monday 27 November 2017, 16:00-19:00 (including drinks reception)
Location: Grootlab, Amsterdam-Noord

Information on all projects can be found on the AHK Graduation Prize website. You will soon be able to cast your vote for the audience award.