Deadline: March 1, 2020

Applications for the International Reggae Poster Contest 2020 are now open. This year’s theme is “Reggae Music: Messages from Jamaica to the World”.

In the world of design and the arts, there are many poster competitions. Some focus on music, such as jazz and rock; and others on social awareness. But there is only one competition worldwide on reggae music. One of the reasons this music has spread across the globe is because reggae speaks to our heart and our mind about a wide range of social and political issues.

For this 7th contest, they would like entries to focus on the messages that reggae and all the other genres of Jamaican popular music are spreading globally. They are looking for creative visual expressions that capture those issues and showcasing them through the energy and the vibe of Jamaican culture, at home and internationally.

The objective of the International Reggae Poster Contest is to build awareness for positive reggae music and to celebrate the global achievements of reggae and its impact on the world. The term reggae, as used by the contest, encompasses all the popular Jamaican musical genres; ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, dub, dancehall and the unique Jamaican soundsystem.

Prizes

  • Grand Winner
    • A trip to Rototom Sunsplash European Reggae Festival
    • IRIE Magazine Cover Feature/Exclusive Interview
    • DOWN IN JAMAICA box set by VP RECORDS, celebrating their 40th Anniversary
    • Gift bag from VP Records (cd’s, t-shirts, etc)
    • The Alpha Institute is pleased to contribute an exclusive handmade wood product from its woodshop at 26 South Camp Road in Kingston, Jamaica to the International Reggae Poster Contest. Alpha will donate a custom engraved wood pen crafted from blue mahoe, the national tree of Jamaica.
  • Professional Category
    • First Place winner
      • A package of fonts, worth €500, from PARACHUTE Typefoundry.
      • WACOM Intuos Pro – Medium
      • DOWN IN JAMAICA box set by VP RECORDS, celebrating their 40th Anniversary.
      • Gift bag from VP Records (cd’s, t-shirts, etc)
    • Second Place winner
      • A Wacom Intuos M, BT. sponsored by ZOOLOOK
      • DOWN IN JAMAICA box set by VP RECORDS, celebrating their 40th Anniversary
      • Gift bag from VP Records (cd’s, t-shirts, etc)
    • Third Place winner
      • A Wacom Intuos S, BT
      • DOWN IN JAMAICA box set by VP RECORDS, celebrating their 40th Anniversary.
      • Gift bag from VP Records (cd’s, t-shirts, etc)
  • Students Category
    • First Place Winner
      • A Wacom Intuos S, BT sponsored by Graphic Art News
      • DOWN IN JAMAICA box set by VP RECORDS, celebrating their 40th Anniversary.
      • Gift bag from VP Records (cd’s, t-shirts, etc)

Eligibility

  • Open to all graphic designers and artists internationally.
  • Artists/Designers are allowed to submit any number of original poster Entries.
  • Posters should not have been published on internet, social medias etc.

Judging Process

The entries are judged in two phases by two different international juries.

  • The first phase is judged online by our pre-selection committee. The committee is made up of members of the design professionals around the world. They will select 400 posters to go forward to the final judging phase.
  • The final phase will be conducted by our jury of 10 leading design professionals from around the world. They will convene to select 100 posters that will be published in a catalogue and exhibited around the world in “The Art of Reggae” exhibitions. From the 100 best posters the Judges will select the 10 posters that will be exhibited and entered into the permanent collection of museums and design institutions internationally.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, see FAQ or visit International Reggae Poster Contest.

https://opportunitydesk.org/2019/11/02/international-reggae-poster-contest-2020/

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