MASK Prize

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

 

MASK Prize Creativity Competition in Africa

 

 

The MASK Prize is the unique renowned creativity competition for young people in Africa. It celebrates creativity - the key 21st century skill that drives prosperity of individuals and nations.

 

Since its launch in 2013, the MASK Prize has attracted more than 6,500 entries from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Mauritius, Cameroon, and South Africa. Participants enter their innovative and inventive artworks and original entrepreneurial ideas online. Winners and award prizes, totalling Ksh 500,000 (GBP 3,500), at the Award Ceremony in Nairobi. Selected works are exhibited at some of the world-leading institutions, such as the Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi Universiy, Turner Contemporary, Saatchi Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Royal Overseas League, and the Library of Congress. More than 650,000 people has seen the MASK Prize exhibitions.

 

 

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

"MASK Prize experience was not only incredible but also an absolute game-changer for my creative occupation"

MASK Prize is a "wonderful event", "lovely and amazing"

"I gained a lot from the competition"

"I urge you to continue inspiring us"

 

The MASK Prize is a nonprofit programme pioneered by a UK charity MASK. Donate

 

"Thank you MASK PRIZE for your amazing work and great effort

you put in to ensure growth and nurturing of creative talent in Kenya.

You are indeed the driver of change in our society."

Simon Wairiuko Kariuki, 24, Kenya

 

HOW TO ENTER

 

ENTER ANY NUMBER OF WORKS FREE ONLINE

 

PLEASE NOTE: entry will re-open in January 2019

Media Partners:

 

Kenyan leading national newspaper The Star and TV station Citizen TV

PRIZES:

Prizes worth Ksh 500,000 (Kenyan Shillings)

are awarded across the categories

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

 

 

THEME:

MASK Prize is creativity and innovation competition, not a traditional art contest. It does not look for the 'best art' but for the most creative young people. Enter your original ideas that can improve lives, or if you enter artworks make them inventive and experimental as well as beautiful. Your entries can be on any theme or subject.

 

 

WHO CAN ENTER:

1. Anyone who is 25 years old or younger and live anywhere in Africa

2. Any school, college or 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

Poetry

Entrepreneurial ideas (novel ideas that can be put to practical use)

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

 

Enter your works using this online

ENTRY FORM

 

By entering you accept the MASK Prize Terms and Conditions which are:

 

  1. By entering you give the MASK Prize's organisers the permission to exhibit your entries, reproduce them, and sell to support the MASK Prize
  2. Everything you enter must be your own work. Entering someone else’s work as your own is illegal.
  3. Prizes which are not collected at the Award Ceremony will be cancelled. Prize-money are final.
  4. If you are older than 18 y/o you must provide your ID card as a proof of age.
  5. There is a limited number of prizes and therefore you may not win a prize.

 

 

 

Do not hesitate to CONTACT US for help with Entry Form

 

PRIZE CATEGORIES:

 

1. Take a photograph of your artwork

2. Save it on 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 playing musc instruments, dancing, singing, performing, etc

2. Upload the video to your Youtube account

3. Enter the Youtube URL link in your ENTRY FORM

1. Take a photograph of your artwork

2. Save it 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 ideas as text, picture, or video in the ENTRY FORM

 

 

1. Take photographs of your students' artworks

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

3. Download the files in your school's ENTRY FORM

POETRY

 

Enter your original poem on any subject in no more than 20 lines. Submit as single-spaced in font Times New Roman in English

in the ENTRY FORM

WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

 

Creativity is our ability to generate and implement new, original, innovative, but also practical ideas that can solve problems.

 

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

 

MASK PRIZE SPONSORS

Media Partners

Prizes supporters

Venue Partners

Other Supporters:

Technology Partner