What Will your Mask Say? Join our MASKerade!

Enter our student competition to design a ‘Mask with a Message’ and your design might be worn by hundreds of people during UNovember!

What better way to advocate for the SDGs or Climate Action! You can literally ‘be in someone’s face’ with your message!

We are delighted to be partnering with local sportswear designers MUDE to create our SDG and Climate Action masks from the winning student designs. The winning masks will be made with material from recycled plastics and distributed to every student, faculty and staff member during UNovember.

And our judging panel for the competition will also include two local designers who are as famous for their social responsibility business models and sustainability campaigning within the fashion industry as they are for their stunning designs; Diego Cortizas Del Valle from Chula and Cynthia Mann from Future Traditions. We thank them for their enthusiasm to support our young designers!

Today we give you a ‘blank page’ and the rest is up to you!


  • This invitation is open to all students from ECC to Grade 12.
  • Your design can be submitted in any format: drawing, painting, digital design…
  • Students can submit multiple designs, there’s no limit to the number of entries. 
  • Designs will be judged in 2 categories: 
    • SDGs (designs in this category can be for an individual SDG or for them all).
    • Climate Action
  • We will select 1 winner from each division for each category (that means 2 winners from ES, 2 winners from MS and 2 winners in HS).
  • The six winning designs will be made into more than 1500 sustainable masks for our community.
  • Design your mask either digitally or on a paper copy!


If you design on a paper copy, please take a high resolution photo of the design. Make sure you have good lighting and there’s no shadow in the photo. 

  • SEND US YOUR DESIGN BY 16.00 on OCTOBER 24 (Global UN Day!)
  • Submit your digital design(s) to advancement@unishanoi.org
  • Please use the following naming convention for digital files: UN2122_Maskerade_Your First Name Last Name_Homeroom (example: UN2122_Maskerade_John Smith_5D)
  • Winners will be announced on UNIS UN Day (November 19) and masks will be distributed.

QUESTIONS? Ask advancement@unishanoi.org

*All the details for this year’s UN DAY and UNovember Celebrations are on our Veracross Portal pages