The prizes:

  • Fully-paid internships at top companies
  • Representation on our Innovation Gallery
  • Best ideas presented to business community and policymakers.

Media Partners (Kenya): The Star, Citizen TV, Hot 96, ViuSasa

#2 Art Awards

Creativity shapes the world, but it is art that shapes creativity. Art better than any other subject teachers us to imagine, invent and innovate.


Enter your best works of art on any theme and in any medium. Share them with the world!

MASK Awards 2021

Art shapes Creativity. Creativity shapes Innovation. Innovation shapes the world.

MASK Awards is the renowned competition that builds and celebrates creativity and innovation of all schools and young people under the age of 25 based anywhere in Africa. 

Enter your best ART or INNOVATIONS, or both!  Win great prizes! Push the boundaries of your imagination! Voice your ideas for a better future! Showcase your creativity to the world!

Deadline  extended to 1 June

Enter from this page

All entries are free

#1 Innovation


Creativity is the source of powerful intellect. It turns people into innovators who deliver cutting-edge solutions to challenges and build a better future for all.

Solve these three major challenges and enter your best solutions. It takes just one idea to change the world. And it could be yours! 


School of

the Future

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


Young Entrepreneur

Youth unemployment in Africa is critical. As a result of COVID-19, millions more jobs have been lost. As a way of surviving the crisis, can you generate your own job?


Environment Activist

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?

The prizes:

  • Schools receive 100,000 Ksh in total.
  • Winning artists receive up to 200,000 Ksh in total, representation on our Art Gallery, and participation in our national and international exhibition programme.


Upload your entries to that account.

#3 How to enter


Create you MASK account.


Attend MASK Awards Ceremony.

Our partners

Support MASK Awards. Join our visionary Media, Prizes and Venue partners who help MASK Awards to be such an international success.

Past Awards

MASK Awards is a nonprofit programme pioneered by MASK in Kenya in 2013.

Browse our past MASK Awards winners, award ceremonies and exhibitions: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Andrew Skipper

A personal donor

Images on this page are by MASK talent: William Mukiri, Haji Ibrahim, Alpha Odhiambo, Edwin Wainaina.