MASK Prize

THE MASK PRIZE

Artwork by Edwin Wainaina, 18, Kenya

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

THE MASK PRIZE

 

Media Partners:

The Star, leading Kenyan newspaper

Informer East Africa

 

The MASK Prize celebrates its 5th year!

 

The MASK Prize is the renowned creativity competition that hopes to catalyze and celebrate creativity ad innovation of young Africans.

 

Participants enter any number of works online in any art media in five categories:

'Visual Art under 13 y/o'

'Visual Art under 25 y/o'

'Schools'

'Music/Videos/Performance'

'Entrepreneurial Ideas'.

 

Prize-winners - selected by the Judges - are awarded for their inventiveness. Up to 30 Prizes totalling KSH 300,000 Ksh and up to 30 Commendations are awarded at the official Prize-Giving ceremony in Nairobi.

Prizes are supported by Rivers Foundation (UK), The Nobelity Project (USA), and Mabati Rolling Mills (Kenya)

 

"The MASK Prize motivates us to be even more creative, and makes us better for it" say the MASK Prize participants.

 

More than 4,500 young people have participated in the competition since 2013. More than 350,000 people saw the exhibiitons of the MASK Prize at the :

Nairobi National Museum (Kenya)

Nairobi University (Kenya)

Michael Joseph Art Center (Kenya)

Saatchi Gallery (UK)

Turner Contemporary (UK)

University for the Creative Arts (UK)

Royal Overseas League (UK)

Library of Congress (USA).

 

The MASK Prize is a non-for-profit programme pioneered by a UK education charity MASK that strengthens creativity of young people for successful employment and leadership.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

 

The 2016 MASK Prize had exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery in January 2017 in London. Read more here

 

 

Turner Contemporary, UK. To celebrate the MASK Prize's 5th year, the MASK Prize is pairing up with the Portfolio, an art competition of Turner Contemporary (UK). Sharing the theme - 'Making a Change' - winners will be displayed together at Turner Contemporary in Margate 27 May - 27 September 2017, and at the Michael Joseph Art Center in Nairobi on 27 April 2017.

 

"This is an important opportunity for young people to come together and express their ideas of the changes they wish to see in the world. The future depends of young people's ability to generate new solutions for more peaceful and prosperous life", Alla Tkachuk, the Founder of MASK and the MASK Prize.

ENTER YOUR WORKS NOW

TO WIN PRIZES

SUBMIT ANY NUMBER OF WORKS

IN ANY CATEGORY

ONLINE FOR FREE

BEFORE 1 APRIL 2017

 

 

 

THE THEME:

THIS YEAR'S THEME IS 'MAKING A CHANGE'.

ENTER YOUR INVENTIVE ARTWORKS AND IDEAS

THAT ARE ABOUT

CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE, COMMUNITY, OR THE WORLD

 

 

 

WHO CAN ENTER:

ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 Y/O LIVING IN AFRICA

AND

ANY SCHOOL, COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, WHETHER STATE OR PRIVATE

 

 

 

ENTRIES CAN BE IN ANY MEDIUM:

PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, COLLAGES, PRINTS

INSTALLATIONS, SCULPTURES

GRAFFITI ART

DIGITAL/COMPUTER ART

PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTO-JOURNALISM

SONGS, DANCE, PERFORMANCE, PLAYING MUSIC INSTRUMENTS

AND

WRITTEN-UP IDEAS (TEXT)

 

 

 

 

PRIZES:

PRIZES Ksh 300,000 IN TOTAL

ARE AWARDED AT THE OFFICIAL PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

AT MICHAEL JOSEPH ART CENTER IN NAIROBI ON 27 APRIL 2017

School Category - 100,000 Ksh

Entrepreneurial Ideas - 50,000 Ksh

Visual Art under 13 y/o - 50,000 Ksh

Visual Art under 25 y/o - 50,000 Ksh

Music/Video/Performance - 50,000 Ksh

 

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

SUBMIT WORKS USING THIS ONLINE ENTRY FORM

 

WORKS SHOULD BE ORIGINAL AND UNAIDED

 

PLEASE NOTE:  

WINNERS WILL HAVE TO BRING THE ORIGINAL WORKS

TO THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

 

NOTE FOR SCHOOLS:

PLEASE WARN YOUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

THAT IF YOUR SCHOOL WINS A PRIZE THEY MIGHT NEED TO

COME TO THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ON 27 APRIL.

THIS IS BECAUSE THE 2017 MASK PRIZE EXHIBITS

IN THE UK FROM 27 MAY THIS YEAR.

 

 

 

FOR INQUIRIES CONTACT

 

CATEGORIES

 

For visual art - take a photograph of your work and save it on your smart phone or computer as JPEG file of 300KB-4MB in size. You need this file when you submit works throught the Entry Form

For music/dance/performance - upload your videos - of any length - on Youtube first, and than enter the Youtube URL link when submiting your work through the Entry Form

For visual art - take a photograph of your work and save it on your smart phone or computer as JPEG file of 300KB-4MB in size. You need this file when you submit works throught the Entry Form

Entrepreneurial ideas - ideas for new/better ways of doing/using things - should be either typed up OR painted, drawn, video-ed, and submitted as a JPEG file or video URL through the Entry Form

For visual art - take a photograph of your work and save it on your smart phone or computer as JPEG file of 300KB-4MB in size. You need this file when you submit works throught the Entry Form

GOOD LUCK!

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Edward Wainaina, 18, Nairobi