Enter if you are under the age of 25,
or a school (whether state or private)
and based in Africa.
Did you know that creative people - be it artists, scientists or entrepreneurs - primarily think in images? When they make creative connections and generate new ideas they actually connect images in their minds. This is known as visual thinking. Visual thinking is critical and essential to generating new ideas. It is what makes innovative problem solving possible.
Art - is the home of the visual thinking. Practicing art teaches us to think in images - to process complex visual information and transform it into ideas and concepts. The better individuals are at visual thinking, the more creative they are.
MASK Art Awards celebrate visual thinking, and we encourage you to be as creative - as original and inventive - as you possibly can in the works that you enter!
Enter your best works of art for any of the following categories and medium:
Search your creative mind and experiment with possibilities. Do not hold back or criticise your ideas. Remember, with creative thinking there is no idea that is ‘too wild’, ‘absurd’, ‘impossible’ or ‘half-baked’.
Your art will be judged on its creativity and innovation. That is - how original, new, inventive, and groundbreaking it is.
The following questions can guide your thinking about your work:
Every picture has meaning. It is a statement about the world around you. And every subject in an artwork represents a set of ideas. Compared to traditional art, contemporary art (art produced by artists today) is about creative thinking and ideas, not just manual/technical skills of an artist.
Judges will assess:
Highly creative artists use all sorts of methods and materials to get their ideas across. By doing so, they often challenge traditional beliefs and break conventions. This practice is incredibly valuable to our society as it drives cultural and intellectual thought forward.
Judges will assess:
You can also enter the Innovation Awards here: