MASK Awards

MASK Awards 2021

Media Partners Citizen TV and The Star

If you are under the age of 25, or a school (whether state or private), and based in Africa, enter MASK Arts and Innovations Awards to win prizes. 

Art drives creativity and creativity drives innovation. The renown pan-African MASK Arts and Innovations Awards ignite and celebrate young artistic and social imagination.  

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by (the date to be announced soon)

Entries are free

Youth unemployment is in crisis. With COVID-19, millions more jobs have been lost. As a way of surviving the crisis, can you generate your own job that you feel passionate about?

Humanity is facing an environmental emergency. World leaders have failed to take action to address the problem. Do you have ideas about how we can protect the planet?

Current education system is not fit for purpose in modern society. Can you imagine a new type of education that empowers young people for the life in the 21 century?


Local challenge

School of the Future


National challenge

Young Entrepreneur


Global challenge

Environment Activist

The prizes:

  • Winners will be awarded with internships at top companies in Nairobi
  • Best ideas will be listed in our Innovations Gallery and shared with business and policy community
  • Best entrepreneurs will be connected to companies.




Creativity shapes the Future. It does so through Innovation. Create future with your innovations.

Solve these challenges. Enter your solutions into MASK Innovations Awards to win prizes. It takes just one creative idea to change the world. And it could be yours!


Judges will review your entries and inform winners.


Upload any number of artworks or ideas. All enties are free.


How to enter

The prizes:

  • Winners will be awarded with cash prizes totaling 150,000 Ksh
  • Best artists will be represented by our MASK Art Gallery
  • Best art will be exhibited in our national and international exhibitions.


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Arts Awards

Creativity shapes the Future, but it is Art that shapes Creativity. By practicing art we learn to change convention. Art, more than any other subject, enables us to imagine, invent and innovate.

Enter your works of art into the MASK Arts Awards to win prizes and get seen by artists and gallerists from all over the world!

The MASK judges

All entries will be reviewed by our panel of judges.

These are business leaders and entrepreneurs,

leading art professionals, and

MASK Ambassadors.

MASK Awards


Click here to view MASK Awards past winners:

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Our partners

We thank our Media, Prize and Venue partners who help us to make the MASK Awards such a success.

Creativity and innovation for a better future

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