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Submit your graduation work and get published in Dd Yearbook.

Are you currently graduating, or have you recently graduated from an art academy or design school? Submit your graduation work and get published in Dd Yearbook 2023. Check the application criteria below and show us what you got!

The registration period is closed!

We have received an overwhelming number of applications, which will be carefully reviewed in the coming period to make an initial selection for the shortlist. This shortlist will include projects eligible for publication in the Yearbook ’23.

We aim to notify everyone whether they have made it to the shortlist or not, no later than 3 weeks after the deadline has passed. Please note that there will be no further correspondence regarding the selection outcome.


It’s important to note that the shortlist is just an intermediate step. After the selection for the shortlist, the final definitive selection will be made by our selection committee, de Raad Toelating, Geschillen en Advies van de BNO, under the guidance of the Dd Yearbook editorial team.

All shortlisters will be informed under embargo at a later date about the selection committee's decisions regarding the final selection. We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process. We look forward to reviewing all the great graduation projects and want to thank everyone for their submissions.

BNO Start

In the meantime, we would like to draw your attention to the opportunity to participate in the BNO Start program. With BNO Start, we assist you in the development and professionalization of your design practice. This program has been specially created to support you as a starting designer with knowledge, inspiration, and a network of experienced designers and agencies. The goal is to enable you to work on the further development of your design practice with confidence.

Want to know more about the complete program, the requirements, and how to apply? Then please take a look here.

Image: Dd Yearbook 2022 | Design: studio de Ronners

Submit your work

How do you submit your work? That's easy! Please fill out our application form with the following information:

  • Your name and contact details

  • Your graduation details

  • Title and description of your graduation project

  • Images of your graduation project 

And when you're done... why not share this opportunity with your fellow design graduates? Just point them to bno.nl/graduates.

Conditions for participation

By submitting your graduation work you agree to the following conditions:

Submissions, selection and deadline

Designers who graduated between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023 from one of the Dutch educational institutes in our Huishoudelijk Reglement can apply by submitting their graduation project. Submission is also open to foreign design graduates provided they live and/or work in the Netherlands, and to Dutch designers who graduated from similar foreign educational institutes. 

Submissions according to these conditions are eligible to be selected for publication in Dd Yearbook. The final selection is made by the Supervisory Board of the BNO, completed with some design critics/journalists, and under the guidance of the editors of Dd Yearbook. The publication will be issued in December 2023. No correspondence will be made regarding the selected shortlist and final selection.

The deadline for submitting your work is 14 September 2023.

The use of materials

Submitted text and images can be used for editorial and publicity purposes. The contributor is responsible for providing the correct credits of photographers, copywriters and parties or persons with whom the project has been conducted.

The use of personal data

By entering your name and email address, you give BNO permission to incorporate this information in our database and to keep you informed of events and other activities of BNO through our weekly digital newsletter Dd News and direct mailings. This includes updates regarding the upcoming edition of Dd Yearbook. You can unsubscribe at any time.

We handle your personal data carefully. In our Privacy & Cookie Statement you will find more information on this topic. The statement is in Dutch, so please contact us if you need help translating the information.

Dd, Dutch designers Yearbook

Dd Yearbook offers a candid take on what designers are thinking and making now: through essays and interviews, remarkable graduation projects and award-winning work.

Image: Dd Yearbook 2022 | Design: studio de Ronners

Your future starts here!

And now... Are you ready to take the next step in your career as a professional designer? But... don’t know where to start? Don’t panic. We’ve got your back!

BNO, the Association of Dutch Designers, is here for you. Every step of the way. Kick-start your career with our creative business course BNO Start and become the next rising star!