Merck Foundation “MAKE YOUR OWN MASK” FASHION Awards



Call for Applications
For African Countries


Who can apply?

All African Fashion Designers and Students are invited to create and share designs of masks and other clothing items that carry messages to encourage people to wear masks to show they care and at the same time make it creative and fun!

Last Date of Submission30th SEPTEMBER 2021

How to Apply?

Please share your original sketches as attachment(s) on:

The subject line of the mail should mention: Merck Foundation MAKE YOUR OWN MASK FASION AWARDS 2021

Please specify your Name, Institution Name, and Contact details in the mail.



The committee is formed to select the winners in an unbiased manner, based on evaluating the practicality of including clear and simple messages to sensitize the communities about
how to adapt best protection measures such as wearing your masks to show you care and love your family & community.

Selection Committee:

Chaired by:
Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej
CEO of Merck Foundation

Leonard Saika
Merck Foundation Program Senior Director

Mehak Handa
Merck Foundation Communication Manager

Kanaga Janani Chandrasekaran
Merck Foundation Community Awareness Coordinator

Linda Aryeetey
Merck Foundation Communication and Community Awareness Manager

Winners will be notified personally via email, followed by a press release for public announcement and on the Merck Foundation and partners website and social media channels.