Right: Cr3w Teflon manager Chris Alando, MASK founder Alla Tkachuk and two of Cr3W Teflon members Ben Vic & Timmy Tim
Themed 'Young People - The Creative Nation', the Mask Prize builds national awareness of innovation amongst young Kenyans. It provides a platform to practise and share their innovation and creativity with other young people in Kenya and the West.
For the second year in a row, cr3w Teflon wins another MASK Award. In 2014, the group won an award in the video category for their song 'Children's Anthem', and added to that with this year's music prize for the song 'Star' that they jointly shared with Hanna Nebiyu, 16, also from Nairobi.
The school prize was this year won by six schools: Naivasha Unity Primary School (Naivasha), Anidan Children's Home (Lamu) and Nairobi's Cogri Art Club, NPG Academies Primary School, Riara Primary School and Riara Spring Primary School.
In the visual category, First Prize went to Paula Karanja, 20, Nairobi; Second Prize, Churchill Ongere, 23, Kisumu; Third Prize: Richard Kuria, 22, Bungoma; Fourth Prize, Edwin Wainaina, 18, Nairobi; Fifth Prize, Paul Kidero, 19, Nairobi; Sixth Prize, Samson Lazima Jali, 18, and Louis Tamlyn, 19, Nairobi, all in Kenya.
Left: Paula Karanja, winner of the first prize in the visual category.
The young artists walked away with prizes totalling around Sh300,000, donated by Rivers Foundation (UK) and Ann Brenner (USA). The winning artworks are then exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London and Library of Congress in Washington DC.