Apply for the Royal Award from mid-February 2016.
The Royal Award is annually presented to encourage talented young painters active in the Netherlands.
The Award was instituted in 1871 by HM King William III. After King William III it was continued by Queen Emma, Queen Wilhelmina, Queen Juliana and Queen Beatrix. They turned this into a true royal tradition. In the year 2013 King Willem-Alexander continued this tradition by presenting the Award in the Royal Palace Amsterdam.