MASK Awards 2023

Art shapes creativity, creativity shapes innovation, innovation shapes the world

MASK Awards is creativity and innovation competition with prizes for schools and young people in Africa.


Enter your best ART or INNOVATIONS.


Push the boundaries of your imagination!

Showcase your creativity to the world!

Win great prizes! 

Media Partners (Kenya): The Star, The Citizen TV, HOT 96 Radio

FREE

All schools

and young people

under 25 in Africa

can participate

CLOSED

reopens in January 2023


Innovation Awards



#3 Environment Activist



#1 School of the Future

Current education system is not fit for purpose in modern society. Put in place over a century ago, it still teaches students to perform repetitive tasks, rather than to generate original solutions. Can you imagine a new type of education that empowers young people for the life in the 21 century?



#2 Young Entrepreneur

The prizes:


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

The prizes:


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

Youth unemployment is critical. As a result of COVID-19 measures, millions more jobs have been lost. Have you considered entrepreneurship as a career option? Can you generate your own job which you care passionately about? 

Creative people drive innovations and shape the future.


Enter your innovative solutions to one of these challenges. It takes just one idea to change the world. And it could be yours! 

Humanity is facing an environmental emergency. World leaders have failed to address the problem. Do you have ideas about how humanity can organise its social and economic life so our planet can thrive?

The prizes:


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

Art Awards

Art not only has an important aesthetic value, it has a practical educational value too. Art teaches young people to imagine and invent better than any other subject. Art shapes creativity.

 

Enter your best artworks on any theme and in any medium.

How to participate

#1  Create an account as a school or an individual. NOTE: a new account needs to be created each season

If you have participated in MASK Awards 2022 you can download and then print your participation certificate here

#2  Read the briefs and upload your best ART or INNOVATIONS 

Past Awards

MASK Awards is a nonprofit programme pioneered by MASK in Kenya in 2013. Since, fifteen countries of the African continent have participated.


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


Our partners

These visionary media, prizes and venue partners help MASK Awards to be such a success.


Andrew Skipper

A personal donor