Rijksstudio Award now open / deadline 15 January 2017. Create you own masterpiece and win € 10.000

International design competition

The Rijksmuseum will be awarding the Rijksstudio Award for the third time. The Rijksmuseum invites members of the public to draw inspiration from the Rijksmuseum collection, download images from Rijksstudio and use them to create their own artwork. Anyone can take part and all art forms and interpretations are allowed, from design, decorative arts and applied arts to fashion design, photography and video. Please submit your work for the 2017 Rijksstudio Award competition between 13 September 2016 and 15 January 2017.


The artwork will be judged by an international panel of experts.

  • Irma Boom, Director of Irma Boom Office
  • Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief at Wallpaper
  • Ingrid Chou, Associate Creative Director, The Museum of Modern Art
  • Taco Dibbits, General Director of the Rijksmuseum (Jury President)
  • Ute Thon, editor-in-chief ART – Das Kunstmagazin
  • Thomas Widdershoven, Creative Director at the Design Academy, Eindhoven
    jury2017From left: I. Boom, T. Chambers, , I. Chou, T. Dibbits, U. Thon and W. Widdershoven

Rijksstudio Award prizes and announcement

The first prize is 10,000 euro, the second 2,500 euro, and the third 1,500 euro. In addition, a people’s choice award of 1,000 euro is up for grabs. The finalists’ projects will be exhibited in one of the museum’s galleries for ten weeks following the reveal on 21 April 2017.



Share your design for the 2017 Rijksstudio Award on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the #rijksstudio hashtag

Rijksstudio in a nutshell

With Rijksstudio everyone can use the images from the Rijksmuseum’s collection free of charge to discover, collect, share, touch, ‘like’ and edit.

Thanks to our partners

Rijksstudio and the Rijksstudio Award are made possible by the BankGiro Loterij and the Rijksstudio Fonds | Rijksmuseum Fonds.


Please e-mail any questions or comments about the Rijksstudio Award to:award@rijksmuseum.nl