Next-Gen Mask Challenge
The $1M Next-Gen Mask Challenge aims to reimagine protective face masks used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by making them more comfortable, functional, accessible, and even stylish.
Understanding the Impact of Masks
The XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge will aid in the fight against COVID-19 by enhancing an effective solution: face masks. The next generation of masks will redefine the norm of mask-wearing behavior and help sustain crucial preventive health measures.
This generation is passionate, creative, and deeply engaged. We don’t believe you need to wait or get a particular degree to have an idea that can dramatically change the world.
Dr. Emily Musil Church
Executive Director, XPRIZE Equity & Education
We need an alternative—face masks that are readily accessible and affordable, functional for our everyday lives, fit a wide variety of wearers, and are effective in protecting the wearer and the community.