The Threshold Awards have been awarded annually since 1962 by the Municipality of Rotterdam to one or more graduates of the Willem de Kooning Academy. Since 2014, the three Threshold Awards of 5,000 euros each are awarded to students within the three graduation profiles (Practices): Autonomous, Social and Commercial. Three juries of professional specialists will evaluate a longlist of nominees with outstanding graduation projects from each of the three graduation profiles. The longlist of nominees will be
selected by the education programme. The jury selects one winner for each practice.
The organisation of Rotterdam Pride set out a yearly award for the best Pride shopping window of the city. This way stores can show they actively support celebrating sexual diversity.