Drempelprijs 2021: The winners

Sat 30 Oct

Willem de Kooning Academy awarded the yearly Drempelprijs (Threshold Awards) on Saturday 30 October, on the last day of the Graduation Show 2021.  

Drempelprijs 2021– powered by Municipality of Rotterdam 
De Drempelprijs of € 5,000 is awarded each year by a professional jury to three exceptional graduate candidates. The awards are divided within Practices, the contexts they position their work in: the Autonomous, Commercial, or Social Practice that guided their professional education at the WdKA 

And the winners of this year are… 

Drempelprijs Autonomous Practices 

 Gabija Bubnyté (RASL Dual Degree, Graphic Design) 

Conversations about Counter Narratives




Jury: Simone da Silva, Alireza Abbasy, Angelica Falkeling.
Secretary: Skye Maule-O’Brien. 

Drempelprijs Social Practices 

 Kela van der Deijl  (Animation)  

Mail Time  




Jury: Emiliane Gandolfi, Annet van Otterloo, Tabo Goudswaard.
Secretary: Dirk Vis 


 Drempelprijs Commercial Practices 

 Joppe Soons (Advertising & Beyond) 

De Nieuwste Amsterdammer



Jury: Rachid Naas, Anne van der Zwaag, Mark Kuijpers.
Secretary: Marieke den Duik. 



Read the full jury reports here.
Drempelprijs 2021 Commercial Practices
Drempelprijs 2021 Social Practices
Drempelprijs 2021 Autonomous Practices


Photography by Cristóbal Pereira.