The MASK Prize's Judging Panel is comprised of the leading creative professionals:



Kivuthi Mbuno, artist

Peterson Kamwathi, artist

Dr Jennifer Wambugu, Director of the Creative Arts, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development

Dr Margaretta Gacheru, writer and art critic

Tom Jalio, poet and writer, Editor of The Star

David Kimathi, Director, Mabati Rolling Mills


Hannah O’Leary, Head of Modern & Contemporary African Art, Sotheby's

Alla Tkachuk, artist, Founder of MASK

Nadine Wright, Director of Education at the Saatchi Gallery

Kaye Umansky, children's author

Alan Rivers, entrepreneur, Founder of Rivers Foundation

Sir Willard White, renowned opera singer


Nik Apostolides, Deputy Director, US Capitol Center

Christy and Turk Pipkin, writers and filmmakers, Founders of the Nobelity Project