By Ogova Ondego
Published June 15, 2016
Some 30 prizes and 20 commendations are set to be presented in Nairobi during the annual visual arts award ceremony known as Mobile Art School in Kenya (MASK).
The Award Ceremony of MASK, that shall be held at Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House in Nairobi’s Westlands from 1:30 PM on June 23, 2016, is free.
“This year the MASK prize has a record number of submissions,” organisers of MASK that shall be awarded in five categories, say.
The categories under which MASK is awarded are Visual Arts Under 13 years; Visual Arts 14-25 years; Schools; Music/Video; and Entrepreneurial Idea.
“Prizes and certificates will be awarded by Alan Rivers of Rivers Foundation (UK) and Turk and Christy Pipkin of the Nobelity Project (USA), the organisations that support the prizes,” MASK says in a statement.
“The MASK Prize is an annual creativity competition for schools and young people under the age of 25 living in Africa and outside the continent. The competition promotes creativity, innovation and self-expression, and challenges young Africans to reflect on creative and innovative ways of thinking and doing,” MASK says.
Saying “The ceremony finishes around 4:00 PM,” MASK requests lovers of the arts to “bring your friends and family” and that “Light snacks will be served.”
Meanwhile, Lahore International Children’s Film Festival (LICFF), an annual event that showcases local and international films made by, for or about children and young people in Pakistan, is inviting filmmakers to submit movies to its 8th annual event by July 31, 2016.
LICFF is looking for films made for Children & Youth in Pakistan; films made by professional & amateur filmmakers for children & youth (4-18 year olds); films made by children & teens; films for Parents, Teachers and Adults to Understand Children & Rights; and “films that represent children & youth, their issues and aspirations for us adults so we can understand them better, to make a world that is more tolerant & rights-based for children’s issues!”
Lahore International Children’s Film Festival says it has “a direct reach to a large number of its audiences, children, youth and families” besides making the Festival a very inclusive event, for children and young people from all social and geographic backgrounds.