The 2016 MASK PRIZE Award Ceremony
23 June 2016
Michael Joseph Center, Nairobi
The 4th annual Award Ceremony of the MASK Prize took place at the Michael Joseph Art Center in Nairobi on 23 June. More than 300 people attended the ceremony from as far as Lamu, Mombasa and Eldoret.
More than 1300 works were submitted this year, a record number. The participants represented 35 Kenyan regions, as well as Tanzania and South Africa.
30 winners of the cash prizes (300,000 Ksh in total), and 20 recipients of the 'highly commended' certificates were awarded by Turk and Christy Pipkin the Nobelity Project, and by Alan Rivers, the Founder of Rivers Foundation, who support the prizes.
See who won the Prizes and 'Highly Commended' certificates
More than 130 shortlisted artworks were exhibited at the Awards. The works now will travel to London and will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in October.
Arya Girls secondary school Synclaire Wanjera,Harman Preet with Bhumika Patel showing their Entreprenueral Idea Prizes
Franco Munene with Subira Neema from the Kenyan Institute of Curriculum Development
Allan Rivers of Rivers Foundation with the Mask Prize's Founder, Alla Tkachuk
Artists Esther Mukuhi and Sitonik Nayianoi from Darubini Talent Academy showing their School Prize
Producer Rebecca Kamau of the Education Channel of the Kenyan Institute of Curriculum Development, and Labaratory Reseacher Helen Gichuki, ex-student of MASK School of Creativity and Innovation
Ministry of Education Senior Assistant to Director of Education, Jane Mbugua, with the Director of Kristina Academy Kwale from Diane Beach, Elizabeth Muthoka
Radioafrica Visual Editor, Khalsa Lakhvir Singh
Nobelity Project Mike Mutuku with the Founder of the Nobelity Project, Christine Pipkin
Turk Pipkin, a Founder of the Nobelity Project, awards a School Prize to Eburru Secondary School of Naivasha
Alan Rivers of Rivers Foundation awards the prizes to the winners of the 'Visual Arts 'Under 13 y/o' Prize
Stylist Wendy Wangui with art enthusiast Regina Lugalia