MASK Prize

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

 

THE MASK PRIZE

 

 

The MASK Prize is the renowned annual creativity competition with prizes for schools and young people living in Africa.

 

This is more than an art competition. The MASK Prize challenges young people to reflect on creative and innovative ways of thinking and doing.

 

"The 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 creative artworks and ideas online in any medium in these categories:

'Schools'

'Visual Arts'

'Music/Dancing/Performance'

'Poetry'

'Entrepreneurial Ideas'

 

Winners are selected by a board of judges and awarded prizes - totalling KSH 500,000 (GBP 3,500) - at the Award Ceremony at Michael Joseph Center in Nairobi, Kenya. This year the Award Ceremony takes place at Michael Joseph Art Center, Wayaki Way on 26 May at 2pm. All welcome.

 

MASK also awards the 'Business Leaders for Creativity Award' to acknowledge efforts of the business men and women who promote creativity education in Africa, and the 'Best Creativity Teacher Award' to recognise teachers who work to facilitate creativity-learning of thier students.

 

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

 

The MASK Prize celebrates creativity of young Africans at major institutions around the world. More than 15 exhibitions of the MASK Prize were viewed by over 550,000 people at:

 

Nairobi National Museum (Kenya)

Nairobi University (Kenya)

Michael Joseph Art Center (Kenya)

Turner Contemporary (UK)

The Saatchi Gallery (UK)

University of the Creative Arts (UK)

Royal Overseas League (UK)

The Library of Congress (Washington DC, USA)

 

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

A five-year retrospective exhibition of the MASK Prize will be shown at

Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK, on 12 May - 10 June 2018

 

"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

 

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

Media Partners:

 

Kenyan leading national newspaper The Star and TV station Citizen TV

 

 

PRIZES:

Prizes totalling KSH 500,000 will be awarded at the Award Ceremony

at Michael Joseph Art Center, Nairobi

on Saturday 26 May 2018:

 

KSH 150,000 - SCHOOL PRIZE

KSH 150,000 - VISUAL ARTS under 25 y/o PRIZE

KSH 50,000 - VISUAL ARTS under 14 y/o PRIZE

KSH 75,000 - MUSIC/SINGING/DANCING/PERFORMANCE PRIZE

KSH 50.000 - ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS PRIZE

UP TO KSH 25,000 - POETRY PRIZE (NEW)

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