The Jury


Dr Jennifer Wambugu, Director of the Creative Arts at the Kenyan Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) of the Kenyan Ministry of Education

Larry Johnstone, Director for Participation and Inclusion at the Office of the Spouse of the Deputy President of Kenya

Renee Makau, Head of Partnerships at Citizen TV

Tom Jalio, poet and writer, editor of The Star

Jeff Koinange, leading broadcaster and art collector

MASK ambassadors


Hannah O’Leary, Sotheby's Director, Head of Modern & Contemporary African Art

Alla Tkachuk, artist

Alan Rivers and Susan Rivers, Founders of Rivers Foundation

Matthew Dewhirst, writer


Nik Apostolides, Deputy Director, US Capitol Center

Christy and Turk Pipkin, writers and filmmakers, Founders of the Nobelity Project

Image is by MASK talent, Staice Shinanga, Kenya.