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Artwork by Edwin Wainaina, 18, Kenya

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

THE MASK PRIZE

 

Main Media Partner: The Star, the Kenyan national newspaper

Other Media Partners: Informer East Africa, UK

 

 

The MASK Prize celebrates its 5th year!

 

 

The MASK Prize is the renowned creativity competition with prizes that ignites and celebrates creativity of young Africans.

 

The MASK Prize encourages inventiveness and outside-box thinking, hoping to challenge the attitudes such as 'this is how we have always done things' and replace it with 'how do we change things to achieve the improvement and breakthrough?'

 

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

 

Participants aged 3 to 25 years old can enter their works ONLINE in ANY MEDIUM in categories of art, music/performance, and entrepreneurial ideas.

 

Prizes totalling KSH300,000 are awarded at the Award Ceremony in Nairobi.

 

The shortlisted works are exhibited at the leading cultural centers around the world:

 

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)

Woodrow Wilson Center (USA)

Library of Congress (USA)

 

The MASK Prize is not a 'usual' art competiton. To take part in the MASK Prize, young people do not need to be 'good artists', they need to be good thinkers.

 

Founded in 2013, the MASK Prize has attracted more than 6,500 participants in East and South Africa. Its exhibitions have been seen by more than 450,000 people in Kenya and beyond.

 

Prizes are supported by Rivers Foundation (UK), The Nobelity Project (USA), and Mabati Rolling Mills (Kenya) Prize-winners are selected by the Judges comprised of leading creativity specialists. Media Partner the leading Kenyan newspaper The Star, ensures the MASK Prize wider public appeal. The MASK Prize is a non-for-profit programme pioneered by a UK education charity MASK.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Turner Contemporary, UK. 2017 MASK Prize exhibits at Turner Contemporary, a leading public gallery until 25 September 2017.

 

MASK PRIZE SEEKS PARTNERS

 

Partner with MASK Prize to increase the prizes and to offer the programme to more young people in Africa. Contact the MASK Prize organisers.

 

CATEGORIES

HOW TO ENTER

(Entry to 2018 MASK Prize will open in January 2018)

TO WIN PRIZES

ENTER ANY NUMBER OF WORKS

IN ANY CATEGORY ONLINE FOR FREE

Your entries should be experimental and innovative.

Try to challenge the "this is how I have always done things" attitude with the "how do I do things differently?"

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES:

UP TO 30 PRIZES TOTALING KSH300,000

AND UP TO 30 COMMENDATION CERTIFICATES

ARE AWARDED IN 5 CATEGORIES:

 

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

 

PRIZES ARE AWARDED AT THE OFFICIAL AWARD CEREMONY

AT MICHAEL JOSEPH ART CENTER IN NAIROBI ON 27 APRIL 2017

 

 

THE THEME:

MAKE CREATIVE WORKS, i.e. INVENTIVE, INNOVATIVE, NEW, DIFFERENT, UNUSUAL. EXPERIMENT WITH SURFACES, TECHNIQUES, MATERIALS AD IDEAS. THE MOST CREATIVE WILL BE SHORTLISTED FOR EXHIBIRTIONS AND NOTED BY PRIZES

 

 

 

WHO CAN ENTER:

ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 Y/O LIVING IN AFRICA AS INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS

and

ANY SCHOOL, COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY (WHETHER STATE OR PRIVATE)

 

 

 

 

ENTRIES CAN BE IN ANY MEDIUM:

PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, COLLAGES, PRINTS - EXPERIMENT WITH SURFACES, TECHNIQUES, MATERIALS

INSTALLATIONS, SCULPTURES

GRAFFITI ART

DIGITAL/COMPUTER ART

PHOTOGRAPHS

SONGS, DANCE, PERFORMANCE, PLAYING MUSIC INSTRUMENTS ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS

 

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

SUBMIT WORKS USING THIS ONLINE ENTRY FORM

WORKS SHOULD BE ORIGINAL AND UNAIDED. 

 

 

 

FOR INQUIRIES CONTACT

 

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!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT IS CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION?

Read our article in The Star

CONTACT US

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Read the article 'MASK Prize: Inspiring creativity of young Africans for prosperity' in The Star (Kenya)

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