Young artists aged 12 to 18 years from all over the world are invited to participate in a mask-designing competition this summer. The winning design will be printed on 100,000 masks with a significant portion donated to communities in need, especially low-income or at-risk children who will be returning to school in September.
This student-led initiative hopes competition to raise awareness about the need to care for youth who lack access to quality masks, while giving students a chance to express their creativity through art. Competition participants will have to design their patterns on the template on Colour Away COVID’s website and submit their artwork on the same page. The team has partnered with a Hong Kong-based surgical mask manufacturer, Zionburg who will produce the winning pattern. Charities such as The Society for Community Organization (SoCO), HandsOn Hong Kong and other established organisations are committed to distributing the customised masks to youth in need in Hong Kong. The team is also working on partnerships with global charities to distribute them worldwide.
The competition starts Monday, 8 June and will end on Wednesday, 8 July 2020. Companies or individuals interested in supporting this initiative or purchasing masks can contact [email protected]. For more information, check them out on Facebook or Instagram.