The other nominees are: Bo Bosk, Abul Hisham, Minne Kersten, Julia
Kiryanova, Ralf Kokke, Mila Lanfermeijer, Shani Leseman, Fang Mij, Dion Rosina,
W Rossen, Sara van Vliet, Lotte Wieringa.
The Royal Award for Modern Painting was established by King Willem III in 1871 as a Royal Subsidy for Free Painting. After King Willem III, the Royal Prize was awarded by successive heads of state and King Willem-Alexander has continued this tradition since 2013. The prize is intended to encourage young, talented painters in their work as artists. Visual artists up to the age of 35 working in the Netherlands can compete for the prize.