MASK Prize

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

 

THE MASK PRIZE

 

Media Partners

The Star the national newspaper (Kenya)

Informer East Africa newspaper (UK)

Citizen TV (Kenya)

 

 

This year the MASK Prize celebrates its 5th year!

 

 

The MASK Prize is the renowned competition that ignites and celebrates creativity of young Africans - their innovation, inventiveness, ingenuity, and resourcefulness. The MASK Prize is a platform where young people can be creative and learn from the creativity of others.

 

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

 

Participants enter works online in any medium in the categories:

 

Schools

Visual Art under 13 y/o

Visual Art under 25 y/o

Music/Video/Performance

Entrepreneurial Ideas

Poetry

 

Prize-winners are selected by renowned Judges. Prizes totalling 300,000 KSH (Kenyan Shillings) are awarded at the official Award Ceremony in Nairobi. The works are then exhibited at the leading cultural institutions around the world:

Nairobi National Museum (Kenya)

Nairobi University (Kenya)

Michael Joseph Art Center (Kenya)

The 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 has attracted more than 6,500 participants. Its exhibitions have been seen by more than 450,000 people in Kenya and beyond.

 

The MASK Prize is a non-for-profit programme pioneered by a UK education charity MASK in 2013. Prizes are supported by Rivers Foundation (UK), The Nobelity Project (USA), and Mabati Rolling Mills (Kenya).

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The 2017 MASK Prize opens its exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London (UK)

on 15 November-31 December 2017. Private View is on 18 November at 4pm. All welcome!

 

 

The MASK Prize seeks partners to increase its prizes to £10,000 (currently £3,000),

and to help reach more young Africans. Contact MASK

 

 

HOW TO ENTER

Entrty for 2018 opens on 8 January 2018. Deadline for entries is 16 April 2018

ENTER ANY NUMBER OF WORKS

IN ANY CATEGORY ONLINE FOR FREE

 

PRIZES:

PRIZES TOTALING KSH 300,000

AND COMMENDATION CERTIFICATES

WILL BE AWARDED AT THE AWARD CEREMONY

IN NAIROBI

 

 

6 CATEGORIES:

ENTER YOUR WORKS IN THESE 6 CATEGORIES:

1. SCHOOL CATEGORY

2. ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS

3. VISUAL ART UNDER 13 Y/O

4. VISUAL ART UNDER 25 Y/O

5. MUSIC/VIDEO/PERFORMANCE

6. POETRY/CREATIVE WRITING NEW

 

 

THE THEME:

THE MASK PRIZE IS CREATIVITY COMPETITON. FOR 2018 ENTER YOUR WORKS THAT ARE CREATIVE: INVENTIVE, INNOVATIVE, NEW, UNUSUAL, RESOURCEFUL, AND 'OUTSIDE-THE-BOX'. EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES, AND IDEAS. CHALLENGE THE ATTITUDES SUCH AS 'THIS IS HOW WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE THINGS' AND REPLACE IT WITH 'HOW CAN WE CHANGE THINGS TO ACHIEVE THE IMPROVEMENT OR BREAKTHROUGH?'

 

 

 

WHO CAN ENTER:

1. ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 Y/O LIVING IN AFRICA, WHETHER INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ARTISTICALLY TRAINED.

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

 

 

 

WORKS CAN BE IN ANY OF THESE MEDIUMS:

1. PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, COLLAGES, PRINTS

2. INSTALLATIONS, SCULPTURES

3. GRAFFITI ART

4. DIGITAL/COMPUTER ART, ANIMATIONS

5. PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTO-JOURNALISM

6. VIDEOS OF YOUR SINGING YOUR OWN SONGS, MAKING COOL DANCING MOVES, PERFORMING YOUR THOUGHT-PROVOKING PLAYS,

7. ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS (IDEAS FOR BETTER WAYS OF DOING THINGS)

AND MANY MORE THAT WE MIGHT NOT AWARE YET OF!

 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

SUBMIT YOUR WORKS USING THIS ONLINE ENTRY FORM

 

 

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US IF YOU NEED TO CLARIFY ANY OF THE ABOVE

 

CATEGORIES:

 

ENTERING IS EASY!

 

Take a photograph of your work and save it on your smart phone or computer as JPEG file of 300KB-4MB in size. You will need to download this file in your ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

ENTERING IS EASY!

 

Make a video of your dancing, singing, performing, etc. on your phone or camera and upload it to your Youtube. You will need your Youtube URL link when filling in your ONLINE ENTRY FORM

ENTERING IS EASY!

 

Take a photograph of your work and save it on your smart phone or computer as JPEG file of 300KB-4MB in size. You will need to download this file in your ONLINE ENTRY FORM

ENTERING IS EASY!

 

Describe in writing or draw, paint or collage your ideas. Then take a photograph of it and save it on your computer of phone (JPEG file of 300KB-4MB in size), and then download it in your ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

 

You can also film yourself describing your idea or turning it into practice! Then upload it to Youtube and enter its URL in your ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

ENTERING IS EASY!

 

Take a photograph of your work and save it on your smart phone or computer as JPEG file of 300KB-4MB in size. You will need to download this file in your ONLINE ENTRY FORM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read here

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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