MASK Prize

'YOUNG PEOPLE -

THE CREATIVE NATION'

 

THE MASK PRIZE

 

Media Partners

The Star, the Kenyan national newspaper

Informer East Africa

 

 

The MASK Prize celebrates its 5th year!

 

 

The MASK Prize is the annual competition with prizes for schools and young people in Africa that ignites and celebrates their creativity - inventiveness, ingenuity, innovation, resourcefulness and outside-box thinking.

 

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

 

Young people enter their works online in any medium in art, music, entrepreneurial ideas, and schools categories. Prize-winners are selected by Judges and awarded prizes totalling Ksh 300,000 at the official Award Ceremony in Nairobi. The shortlisted works are then exhibited at the leading cultural centers around the world:

 

East Africa: Nairobi National Museum (Kenya), Nairobi University (Kenya), Michael Joseph Art Center (Kenya)

UK: Saatchi Gallery, Turner Contemporary, University for the Creative Arts, Royal Overseas League

USA: Woodrow Wilson Center, Library of Congress.

 

 

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). The MASK Prize is a non-for-profit programme pioneered by a UK education charity MASK.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The MASK Prize shows at Turner Contemporary until 25 September 2017.

 

 

THE MASK PRIZE SEEKS PARTNERS

 

The MASK Prize seeks partners to increase its prizes to £10,000 (currently it is £3,000) and to offer the programme to more young people in East, West, and South Africa. Contact the MASK Prize organisers.

 

Read our article 'Invest in creativity of young Africans: MASK Prize seeks partners'

in The Star (Kenya), 12 August 2017

 

 

HOW TO ENTER

(Entry is closed now)

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

 

 

CATEGORIES:

ENTER YOUR WORKS IN THESE 5 CATEGORIES:

SCHOOL CATEGORY

ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS

VISUAL ART UNDER 13 Y/O

VISUAL ART UNDER 25 Y/O

MUSIC/VIDEO/PERFORMANCE

 

 

THE THEME:

THE MASK PRIZE IS A CREATIVITY COMPETITON. THEREFORE, 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 DO WE CHANGE THINGS TO ACHIEVE THE IMPROVEMENT AND EVEN 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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