MASK Prize

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

 

MASK Prize Creativity Competition in Africa

 

 

The MASK Prize is the renowned creativity competition with prizes for young people in Africa. It ignites and celebrates the human skill to think and act creativity - the key 21st century skill - that drives prosperity of individuals and nations.

 

Since it was estublished in 2013, the MASK Prize has attracted more than 6,500 entries from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Mauritius, Cameroon, and South Africa.

 

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

It is a "wonderful event", "lovely and amazing"

"I gained a lot from the competition"

"I urge you to continue inspiring us"

 

Participants enter their innovative and inventive artworks or original entrepreneurial Ideas. Judges select the winners and present the prizes - totalling KSH 500,000 (GBP 3,500) - at the Award Ceremony in Nairobi.

 

The selected works that demonstrate outstanding creativity of young Africans are exhibited at the leading institutions around the world, such as Nairobi National Museum (Kenya), Nairobi University (Kenya), Turner Contemporary (UK), The Saatchi Gallery (UK) and the Library of Congress (USA). Since 2013, more than 650,000 people has seen the exhibitions.

 

 

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

 

Please donate to support MASK Prize

 

"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: MASK PRIZE IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL 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

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

 

 

 

THEME:

MASK Prize is creativity competition.

Enter your inventive, innovative, new, unusual and experimental artworks and ideas.

They can be on any theme or subject.

 

 

 

WHO CAN ENTER:

You do not need to be artistically trained to participate.

Enter if you are:

1. Under 25 years old and live anywhere in Africa

2. A 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

Poetry

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

 

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

Enter your works using this online

ENTRY FORM

 

Deadline for entries is 1 April 2018

 

 

DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US FOR HELP

 

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 and practical ideas and to solve problems.

 

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.

 

THE MASK PRIZE SPONSORS

Media Partners

Prizes supporters

Venue Partners

Other Supporters:

Technology Partner