MASK Prize

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

 

MASK Prize

Creativity Competition for Young People in Africa

 

 

MASK Prize is the unique competition with prizes for young people living in Africa that ignites and celebrates their creativity and innovation.

 

Participants enter their artworks free, online, and in any medium in the Visual Art, Music, Poetry, Entrepreneurial Ideas and Schools categories. Winners, selected by the Panel of Judges, receive prizes totalling Ksh 500,000 (GBP 3,500) at the Award Ceremony in Nairobi. Established in 2013, the MASK Prize has attracted more than 6,500 entries from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa. More than 650,000 people has seen the exhibitions of the MASK Prize artists at the leading cultural institutions such as the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya, Turner Contemporary and Saatchi Gallery in the UK, and the Library of Congress in the USA.

 

 

 

"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 the driver of change in our society"

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

"I gained a lot from the competition"

"I urge you to continue inspiring us"

 

 

 

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MASK Prize presents its first Early 21Century Young African Artists exhibition

at The Saatchi Gallery in London, 5 December 2018 - 4 January 2019. All welcome

 

"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

 

Submission opens in January 2019. Please revisit this page then.

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, 15-25 years old

MUSIC/DANCING/PERFORMANCE

ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS

POETRY

 

Prize winners are selected by the Panel of Judges

 

 

 

WHO CAN ENTER:

1. Anyone who is 25 years old or younger and live 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)

 

 

 

 

THEME:

MASK Prize is creativity and innovation competition.

It awards the most creative young people in all walks of life.

Enter your inventive, original and experimental artworks and ideas.

They can be on any theme or subject.

Amaze and surprise us.

 

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

 

Enter any number of works free using this online

ENTRY FORM

 

By entering you accept the MASK Prize Terms and Conditions

 

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, and innovative ideas.

 

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