MASK Awards 2024

Unleash your creativity with MASK Awards!

MASK Awards is a platform for young people to unleash their boundless creativity through art and innovation while receiving the recognition they truly deserve.

If you're passionate about art, don't miss the chance to showcase your best works on any theme and in any art form. Or, if you see yourself as an entrepreneur and a leader ready to tackle local or global challenges, seize the opportunity to submit your brightest ideas and innovations.

Join us in showcasing your creativity to the world! It's not just about winning; it's about discovering your purpose and unlocking your potential!

Media Partner The Star (Kenya)

Anyone under 25

can participate


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Innovation Award




#3 Life below water

Young leaders

#1 No Poverty

Global Goal 1, 'No poverty', says that poverty can be eradicated by unlocking enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world's population lives in poverty, dying due to lack of food and clean water. What is this untapped human potential that we should unlock? What solutions would you suggest to 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 while 69 million new jobs will emerge, 83 million will disappear. Have you considered entrepreneurship as a career option amidst these changes? Can you generate your own job which you care passionately about?


Win the title


Innovation shapes the world. Can you tackle the world's 'to-do' list?

Enter your brightest innovations (ideas, solutions) to one of these Global Goals challenges. It takes just one idea to change the world. And it could be yours!

Global Goal 14, 'Life below water', tells us that healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence. They cover 70% of our planet, and we rely on them for food, energy, and water. Yet, we have damaged them with pollution and overfishing. How can we protect them? Can you come up with cool new ideas to help?


Win the titles ARTIST OF THE YEAR,


representation by MASK Artists and participation in our prestigious exhibitions

Art Award

Innovation shapes the world, but it begins with art. When art flourishes creativity and innovation thrive.

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

How to participate 

#1 Create account, read the briefs, and upload your entries

PLEASE NOTE: a new account needs be created each season. Deadline 1 July 2024. Winners are announced in September-October 2024.

#2. Subscribe to our social media 

We communicate with our winners through our social media. 


Past Awards

MASK Awards is a non-profit programme pioneered by MASK. Established in Kenya in 2013, it has now reached 15 countries on the African continent.

Browse our past MASK Awards winners, Award ceremonies and exhibitions:

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023

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