MASK Awards 2024

Unleash your creativity with MASK Awards!

MASK Awards is a prestigious international platform that empowers young people to showcase their creativity and gain well-deserved recognition. Having received over 16,500 entries from across Africa over the last decade, this year we open MASK Awards to all young people worldwide.

If you're passionate about art, enter your best artworks in any art form. Or, if you're an aspiring entrepreneur and a leader, enter your brightest solutions to global challenges.

Seize the opportunity! Unlock your purpose and potential! Win esteemed titles and certificates to boost your confidence and motivation, and to open doors to valuable opportunities and networks.

Media Partner The Star (Kenya)


Young people under 25 & schools worldwide can participate for FREE. Enter online by 31 July 2024

Innovation Award

Young eco activists

#3 Life below water

Young leaders 

#1 No poverty

Global Goal 1, 'No poverty', says that poverty can be eradicated by unlocking human potential. Still, nearly half of the world's population lives in poverty. What solutions would you suggest to unlock our potential and combat poverty?

Young entrepreneurs

#2 Generate your own job

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming skills, jobs and occupations worldwide. By 2023-27, 44% of job skills will be altered, and 83 million jobs will disappear. Could entrepreneurship be your career option? Can you generate your own job which you care passionately about?


Gain recognition by winning the esteemed titles and certificates for:

  • Innovator of the Year
  • School Innovator of the Year

Innovation shapes the world. Can you address the world's 'to-do' list? It only takes one idea to make an impact, and it could be yours!

Read the briefs and enter your brightest solutions for one or more of this year's challenges: How to combat poverty?; What job would you create for yourself?; and How to save life below water?

Global Goal 14, 'Life below water', says oceans and seas cover 70% of our planet and we rely on them for food, energy and water. Yet we have damaged them with pollution and overfishing. Can you come up with cool new ideas for how we can protect them?

PRIZES: Gain recognition by winning the esteemed titles and certificates for:

  • Artist of the Year
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Creative School of the Year

All shortlisted artists will be featured on the MASK Awards 2024 webpage and invited to participate in our prestigious exhibitions

Art Award

Art shapes creativity that shapes the world.
When art flourishes the future thrives.

Enter your best works of art on any theme and in any medium.

How to participate 

#1 Create an online account

Each season requires a new account. Deadline for entry: 31 July 2024. Winners announced in October by our Judges

#2 Read the briefs & upload entries

Your entries must be your own. You can submit any number of entries. All entries are FREE.

#3 Subscribe to our social media 

Subscribe to our social media channels to stay informed and updated about winners and the Award Ceremony.


Past Awards

Browse our past MASK Awards winners, Award ceremonies and exhibitions: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023

Our partners

These visionary media outlets and prize sponsors contribute to the success of MASK Awards.