MASK Awards 2014 was themed ‘Young People - the Creative Nation' 

Enrties received: 750

Number of schools participated: 12

Countries participated: Kenya 

Number of prizes awarded: 7

Award Ceremony was attended by 250 people

Press: Saturday Nation, 27 September 2014; The Star, 9 September, 28 May, 29 May 2014; The Business Daily, 31 May 2014  

Prizes totalling 300,000 Ksh (£2,500) are supported by Rivers Foundation (UK). Our special thanks to our judges.


Darubini Talent Academy, Machakos, Kenya

Nyumbani Lawson Secondary, Kitui, Kenya

COGRI (Children of God Relief Institute) Art Club, Nairobi, Kenya


Crew Teflon, Ben Vic, Timmy Tim, Biior, and Kavi, Nairobi




1st Prize, Louis Nderi, 23, Nairobi

2nd Prize, Clement Mureithi, 9, Lamu

3rd Prize, Onesmus Okamar, 19, Westesrn Kenya


Eddy Ouma, 21, Nairobi

Cindy Malia, 24, Nairobi

Jimmy Nyakora, 23

Kevin Otieno, Winnie Nyambura, Nicholas Kingoo, Alma Kerubo, Reagan Maina, Hannah Gatgoni, Rose Nyambura, Faith Nyambura, Canary Ifedha, Andrew Dickson Mungai, all 6-14

Michelle Ajema, 24, Nairobi

Arnold Kibaara, 20

Muthoni Wachira, 18, Limuru

Yonah Mudibo, 21

Edwin Wainaina, 17

William Masiga, 22

Ongere Chirchill, 22

Fidelix Musili Kilonzo, 16

ART - all ages


CREW TEFLON (Timmy Tim, Ben Vic, Bior, 'JK', and Kavi), 16-18, Nairobi

ART - schools


School of Art and Design at Nairobi University, Nairobi, 22 May 2014

The Ceremony was chaired by Professor at School of Art and Design Colins Makunda and opened by leading African industrialist Dr Manu Chandaria CBE who said:

"Survival in the 21st century will be very, very difficult, and without creativity it is not possible."  

The exhibition was curated by students Elsardt Kigen, Watson Kanyi and Raymond Mutisya.

Alla Tkachuk, Dr Manu Chandaria and Professor Colins Makunda

Dr Manu Chandaria awards prizes to Timmy Tim and Ben Vic of CREW TEFLON

Teacher Esther of Darubini Academy accepts the prize

Video of the Awards Ceremony

Dr Manu Chandaria awards prizes to winning schools

Royal Over-Seas League in London and Edinburgh

27 January - 20 March 2015

The exhibition was opened by Hon. Dr Margaret Lesuuda, the Kenya High Commission Education Attache;  River Foundation Founder Alan Rivers, of the Rivers Foundation and Director of the Royal Over-Seas League Major General Roderick Porter. 

Education Attache Dr Margaret Lesuuda

Rivers Foundation Founder Alan Rivers

Director of UKENTV Janet Wainaina

Library of Congress, USA

Washington DC, 26 June 2014

The digital exhibition and presentation by MASK's Director was opened by Mary Jane Deep, the Chief of African & Middle Eastern Division of the Library. The exhibition was attended by MASK Awards judge Nik Apostolides, Assistant Director of the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, and by representatives of Nyambani Lawson Secondary School. Eve Ferguson, the Head of African Section had said:

"The level of creativity and standard of the artworks submitted to MASK Awards is very high." 


MASK Friends

VS Arts

The Queen’s Trust

Nairobi University