MASK Prize

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

 

THE MASK PRIZE

 

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The MASK Prize is the renowned pan-African creativity competition with prizes for schools and young people under the age of 25. It challenges young Africans to reflect on creative and innovative ways of thinking and doing, and celebrates their creativity at the major institutions around the world.

 

"The MASK Prize motivates us to be more creative and makes us better for it"

 

Participants enter works free, online, in any medium and on any subject in the categories 'Schools', 'Visual Art', 'Music/Dancing/Performance', 'Entrepreneurial Ideas', and 'Poetry'. The MASK Prize also awards the ‘Business Leader for Creativity Award’.

 

Prizes totalling 500,000 KSH (Kenyan Shillings, 3,500 GBP) are awarded at the Award Ceremony in Nairobi in Kenya. Selected works are exhibited at cultural institutions around the world, such as Turner Contemporary (UK), Saatchi Gallery (UK), and Library of Congress (USA).

 

Since 2013, the MASK Prize has attracted more than 6,500 participants across Africa. More than its 15 exhibitions were seen by over 550,000 people in Kenya, UK, USA and beyond.

 

The MASK Prize is a not-for-profit programme pioneered by a UK creativity education charity MASK, which was founded by artist Alla Tkachuk in response to the lack of education for creativity in Africa and elsewhere.

HOW TO ENTER

 

DEADLINE - 1 APRIL 2018

ENTER ANY NUMBER OF WORKS ON ANY SUBJECT IN ANY CATEGORY FREE ONLINE

 

PRIZES:

Prizes totalling KSH 500,000 will be awarded at the Award Ceremony at Michael Joseph Art Center, Nairobi on Saturday 26 May 2018:

 

KSH 150,000 - SCHOOL PRIZE

KSH 150,000 - VISUAL ARTS under 25 y/o PRIZE

KSH 50,000 - VISUAL ARTS under 14 y/o PRIZE

KSH 75,000 - MUSIC/SINGING/DANCING/PERFORMANCE PRIZE

KSH 50.000 - ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS PRIZE

UP TO KSH 25,000 - POETRY PRIZE (NEW PRIZE)

MASK'S 'BUSINESS LEADER FOR CREATIVITY' AWARD (NEW PRIZE)

Prizes are supported by:

 

 

PRIZE CATEGORIES:

SCHOOLS

VISUAL ART UNDER 14 years old

VISUAL ART UNDER 25 years old

MUSIC/DANCING/PERFORMANCE

ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS

POETRY

Prize-winners are selected by the panel of Judges

 

 

THE THEME:

MASK Prize is creativity competition. That means that we want to see inventive, innovative, new, unusual, and experimental, but also beautiful works and ideas. They can be on any subject. Do experiment and think 'outside-box'. Change things to improve them!

 

 

 

WHO CAN ENTER:

1. Anyone under the age of 25 y/o living in Africa, whether individuals or groups. You do not need to be artistically trained.

2. Any school, college, university (whether state or private)

 

 

 

WORKS CAN BE IN ANY MEDIUM:

Paintings, drawings, collages, prints, graffiti art

Installations, sculptures

Digital/computer art, animations

Photographs, photo-journalism

Videos of you singing, dancing, performing

Entrepreneurial ideas

Poetry

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Enter your works using this online ENTRY FORM

 

Deadline for entries is 1 April 2018

 

 

CONTACT

 

PRIZE CATEGORIES:

 

1. Take a photograph of your artwork

2. Save it on your smart phone or computer as JPEG file that is more than 300 KB and less than 4 MB in size

3. Download this file in your ENTRY FORM

1. Make a video (any length) of you dancing, singing, performing, etc

2. Upload the video in to your Youtube account

3. Enter the Youtube URL link into your ENTRY FORM

1. Take a photograph of your artwork

2. Save it on your phone or computer as JPEG file that is more than 300 KB and less than 4 MB in size

3. Download this file in your ENTRY FORM

Enter your idea as a text, a picture, or video in your ENTRY FORM. See descriptions how to do so in the categores 'Videos'' or 'Visual Art'

 

 

1. Take photographs of your students' artwork

2. Save the photographs on your phone or computer as JPEG file that is more than 300 KB and less than 4 MB in size

3. Download the files in your ENTRY FORM

POETRY

 

Enter your original poem on any subject in no more than 20 lines. Submit as single-spaced, Times New Roman text in English language in the ENTRY FORM

WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

 

Creativity is the ability to generate and implement new ideas and to solve problems. It is a type of intelligence that is rooted in the capacity to connect information across knowledge, and applies across all spheres of human endeavour.

 

Creativity can be also called innovation, inventiveness, resourcefulness, ingenuity, imagination, insight, outside-box-thinking, value-creation, vision, individuality, risk-taking, personal effectiveness, bringing change, and optimization.

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