2020 7th International Reggae Poster Contest
The 7th International Reggae Poster Contest is now open for submissions. Entrants are asked to create a poster about Reggae Music, with a focus on the messages that reggae and all the other genres of Jamaican popular music are spreading globally.
Posters may be designed by a single artist or by a team. Designers are allowed to submit any number of original posters. Posters should be original artworks and should not have been published in prints, internet, social media etc.
The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2020.
VISION – BRIEF
Main theme of the Contest: “Toward a Reggae Hall of Fame: Celebrating Great Jamaican Music”.
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, we would like entries to focus on the messages that reggae and all the other genres of Jamaican popular music are spreading globally. We 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.
OBJECTIVE: 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.
ELIGIBILITY: The International Reggae Poster Contest is 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.
RIGHTS GRANTED: Artists/Designers will retainall rights to their original posters art. The International Reggae Poster Contest shall have the right to reproduce and distribute to third parties a limited edition (fewer than 150 copies) poster copy of each winning entry in a format of 50cm x 70cm. The International Reggae Poster Contest shall have the right to reproduce and distribute to third parties the posters in the International Reggae Poster Contest catalogue/book in unlimited quantities and also for exhibition proposes.
HOW TO TAKE PART
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Participation in the 7th International Reggae Poster Contest 2020 (IRPC) constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Intl. Reggae Poster Contest, which are final and binding. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein in a timely manner.
ENTRY PERIOD: The ENTRY PERIOD of the 7th International Reggae Poster Contest 2020 begins on November 1, 2019 (12am EST time) and closes on March 1, 2020 (12am EST time).
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CONTESTANT: You are only allowed to submit original unpublished works to the Reggae poster contest. Also, do NOT publish your submitted poster art on Facebook or other social media until after the winners are announced.
1. Fill in the Submission Form.
A separate submission form must accompany each poster/s submitted, naming each submitted poster.
You must include on the entry form your complete and accurate information, including your e-mail address, your name from your poster Entry or Entries, a description of the submitted poster entry, and all other information requested.
To qualify, your submission must confirm the following specific Contest Rules:
Each entry must be an original unpublished work that you have created that does not include material in which a third party has intellectual property rights.
All information should be completed in English along with a title and a brief description of the poster/s you are submitting, and your biography, a maximum of 200 words. Download the submission form here.
2. Download IRPC Logo.
You don’t have to use our Reggae Hall of Fame Logo. However, here is a link to download a PDF file if you wish to use it. The file can be opened in Illustrator or Photoshop. Download logo here.
3. File Specifications.
The work should be designed: Size/Resolution: 50cm x 70 cm (5906×8268 pixels), 300dpi Color Space: (CMYK) Orientation: Vertical (portrait) Only.
SUBMIT your posters:
Size: 700×980 pixels.
Resolution: 72 dpi,
Color Mode: RGB,
File Formats Accepted: JPEG.
The file should not exceed the 5mb.
4. Name your files.
IMPORTANT! Please name all 2 submissions (poster, submission form) as (firstname)-(last name)-for-IRPC2020. Those who will not be named as requested will be disqualified.
5. Number of Posters.
Artists/Designers are allowed to submit any number of original poster Entries, however, you may not submit the same entry more than once. IRPC 2020 reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict participation in the Contest to any person at any time for any reason and/or to disqualify any entry at any time for any reason.
Please avoid sending similar posters.
6. Original unpublished work
- Each entry must be an original unpublished work that you have created that does not include material in which a third party has intellectual property rights.
- Each Entry must not, in the sole discretion of the Intl. Reggae PosterContestt, be obscene, indecent, offensive, violent, hateful, or libellous, or contain any other content otherwise inconsistent with the purposes of the Reggae Poster Contest 2020 as described in these Official Rules and related materials.
7. Do NOT publish your submitted poster art until after the winners are announced.
- In case we find your work published on any social media or your portfolio your entry will be disqualified immediately.
8. We do not accept promotional or advertising posters.
- Promotional or advertising posters will not be accepted.