ABOUT the MASK PRIZE
The MASK PRIZE is the annual national creative arts competition with prizes that is open to all 28,000 schools, colleges and universities and to more than 100 million young people up to the age of 25 in Kenya and East Africa and its diasporas.
It hopes to encourage creativity and inovation amongst young people. Education for creativity and innovation is virtually absent in East African schools. Young people are increasingly missing out on the skills needed to succeed in the economy of the 21st century.
The MASK PRIZE is non-for-profit charitable event pionered and organised by the UK charity MASK that aims to unleash creativity and innovative thinking in young people for socio-economic developement in East Africa.
The MASK PRIZE is launched in Nairobi in January of every year. Closing date for submissions is usually 1 May. Every year the organisers set different themes for the artworks. The theme of the 2013 MASK PRIZE was ‘What makes you proud about Kenya?’ to coincide with the Kenyan General Elections and the 50th Anniversary of the Kenyan Independence.
The Media Partner of the competition is Radio Africa Group (The Star newspaper and radio Kiss100FM). The MASK PRIZE is advertised to more than 20 million young people across East Africa.
The Judges include creative professionals from the leading East African and Western institututions. Read more
The selected artworks are exhibited at the competition's Venue Partners:
More than 90,000 people viewed the artworks of the MASK ART PRIZE in 2013! Read more about the exhibitions here
Five Prizes of £2,500 are awarded to the winners at the Prize-Giving ceremony at the Nairobi National Museum in June. Read more here
THE MASK ART PRIZE is organised by MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya)
MASK offers non-formal creative education workshops in schools. Schools that wish MASK to run the creative education programme in their schools are welcome to contact MASK.
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