In our goal to stimulate the local tabletop design scene there is a new initiative under the rallying banner that is the ‘Spellenmaakgilde’ (Dutch Game Design Guild). Dennis Merkx, a few designer initiated this and together with Jeroen Geenen and Ellis Hendriksen we kicked off the first annual Dutch Tabletop Game Designer Award.
The goal is to stimulate (new) designers and put a spotlight on the fact that games have an author. We will iterate the process and see how to improve/expand it, but so far I think we are off to a good start.
Here you can read more about the initiative (in Dutch).