MASK Awards is the prestigious annual creativity and innovation competition for schools and young people in Africa.
This is where you can push the boundaries of your artistic and social imagination, amplify your voices for a better future, and get your creativity and innovation celebrated and rewarded.
Art shapes Creativity. Creativity shapes Innovation. Innovation shapes the world.
Creativity shapes the future, but it is Art that shapes Creativity. By practicing art we learn to think outside the box and change convention. Art, more than any other subject, enables us to imagine, invent and innovate.
MASK Awards is a platform for young people to explore and energise their creativity and innovation in a safe and supportive environment. A place where they can nurture their visions for a better future and push the boundaries of their artistic and social imagination. A space where their voices are amplified and creativity rewarded. A non-profit programme, pioneered by MASK as a ‘MASK Prize’ in Kenya in 2013 and endorsed by the Kenyan government and visionary organisations, it now reaches eleven counties in Africa. It has attracted more than 8,500 entries and its exhibitions at leading institutions around the world have been attended by over 650,000 people.
Images on this page are by MASK talent: William Mukiri, Haji Ibrahim, Alpha Odhiambo, Edwin Wainaina.