Grote Prijs van Nederland
The Grote Prijs van Nederland (Dutch for "Grand Prize of the Netherlands") is a series of music awards handed out yearly since 1983 to recognize talented new Dutch musicians, both solo artists and bands. It is the largest and longest-running pop music competition in the Netherlands. Previous winners include producer Junkie XL, rock band Green Lizard, rapper Brainpower, pop group Volumia! and singer-songwriter Signe Tollefsen.
The awards are given in four different music categories:
Winners receive € 5,000 each, and are given the chance to perform at Dutch music festivals such as Noorderslag and Parkpop. In addition, public choice awards and best musician awards are given out in each category. The winners of these awards receive € 1,000 each. With the exception of the public choice awards, winners are chosen by jury.
Band and musicians can enter the competition online, presenting two or three tracks along with a biography and a photo. The nominees are chosen by a jury and perform in regional quarter finals and semifinals. The finals in each category are held at the Paradiso and Melkweg venues in Amsterdam.
During this period, a single award was handed out each year.
- 1983: Neel
- 1984: GaGa
- 1985: Gin on the Rocks
- 1986: Longstoryshort
- 1987: The Riff
- 1988: One Track Charlie
- 1989: No award given
- 1990: La Lupa
- 1991: Super and the Allstars
- 1992: Doc Aerobics Lobo Probe
- 1993: 20 Brothers House
- 1994: No award given
From 1995 onwards, awards were given out in multiple categories.
|1995||Raise the Roof||Jacco van der Steen||Ferry Corsten||—||—|
|1996||Green Lizard||Wiger Vitringa||Junkie XL, Theremin||Gutt||Sure as Hell|
|1997||Suburbs||Lotte van Dijck, Marjolein Reitsma||Xceptional||Herdley Everett||Volumia!|
|1998||Redivider, Itchi Bitchi||Marjolein van der Klauw||Prince Abooboo||Brainpower||Voltage, Femmes Vattaal, Chosen 4, Teussink & Van Huffelen|
|1999||Mind Menders||Marien Dorleijn||Longplayers||Avalanche||Ebony Impact, General Electric, Dimension Seven, Sharon Gosler|
|2000||Incense||Maartje Teussink||Quick & Brite||Vigilante||A Pin’s Fee, Gemini|
|2001||Zober||Ernesto Oosthuizen||Perplex||Raymzter||D-Men, Bump, Face Tomorrow, Orfeo|
|2002||Satellite7||Me Mystery||Artefact||Corey||Busted, DAC, Henkus|
|2003||Eleven||Marike Jager||Nobody Beats The Drum||Skiggy Rapz||Solid Decay, Playroll, a balladeer|
|2004||Lemonseven||Charlie Dée||Drillem||Typhoon||Yes-R, SUWU3, Anderson|
|2005||Silence is Sexy||Roosbeef||—||Jawat!||Impossible Situations, Left, Jiggy Djé|
|2006||The Kevin Costners||Lucky Fonz III||—||Blaxtar||Cartes, Zwart op Wit, Signe Tollefsen|
|2007||Good Dog Happy Man||Leine||Matik||Kleine Jay||Dio, A Silent Express, Shirazi, Jodymoon|
|2008||Two Way Radio||Fabiana Dammers||Applescal||M.O. & Brakko||Space Pirates, theFringe|
|2009||The Cosmic Carnival||Eefje de Visser||Pitto||Dret & Krulle||Mathijs Leeuwis|
|2010||Ethereal||Nicole Bus||Individualism||Kalibwoy||The Fudge, Case Mayfield, Boef en de Gelogeerde Aap|
|2011||Woot||Yori Swart||Presk||Zanillya||Jeroen Kant, Ratten in de Schuur|