1 March 2020.





Toward a Reggae Hall of Fame: Celebrating Great Jamaican Music. 

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.

More Details

The International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC) is an initiative designed to celebrate positive international reggae culture. The contest highlights the globalization of reggae and the resounding impact of its message. The contest was founded by Michael Thompson and Maria Papaefstathiou in 2011. The umbrella term “reggae,” as used by the organizers of the International Reggae Poster Contest, encompasses all the popular Jamaican musical genres: Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the unique Jamaican Sound System.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Graphic design.
  • Art

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

7 days.

  • Rototom Sunsplash European Reggae festival will be from 13 till 20 August.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Each entry must be an original unpublished work that you have created.
  • Promotional posters made for reggae events or artists are not accepted.
  • It must not include material in which a third party has intellectual property rights.
  • The designs must be portrait (vertical) formatted posters.
  • There is no limit as to how many submissions you can make. However, each design should be different.
  • Do not submit the same design multiple times.
  • Everyone is welcomed to participate. If you enter as a group or design studio, please submit your poster as an individual. You will be able to add the names of the rest of the group or studio in the submission form.

Opportunity Cost


  • . 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

First place winner

  •  A package of fonts, worth €500, from PARACHUTE Typefoundry.
  • WACOM Intuos Pro.
  • 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.

How to Apply

First Step: Download and complete the submission form from here.

you must include in it your complete and accurate information, including your postal address and your e-mail address.

Second Step: submit the form from here.

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More Details

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This Scholarship Published by:
Asmaa Essam / Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Morsy/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team