The International Reggae Poster Contest is pleased to announce that the 24th Art of Reggae exhibition will be held in Jamaica. It will be hosted by MBJ Airports, operator of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The exhibition opens in the departure terminal on November 30, 2018.
The exhibition will feature the top 100 posters from the sixth contest, selected from among 1060 entries submitted by 582 graphic designers, representing 68 nations. The winning submissions can be seen on the competition’s website, www.reggaepostercontest.com.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, the winners of MBJ’s Schools Art Competition will be announced. The theme of the competition is “Save the Earth”.
The primary objective of the International Reggae Poster Contest is to engage reggae fans from across the globe by providing a platform for artistic expression that celebrates the universal appeal of, and respect for, Jamaican music. The outpouring of artistic talent, in turn, heightens Jamaica’s musical presence internationally, supporting the founders’ vision for a world-class Reggae Hall of Fame in Kingston.
Secondly, through the sale of posters, the contest supports the Alpha Boys’ School, a non-profit institute that provides vocational training and general education for 150 teens and young men from inner-city communities. Alpha Boys’ School has nurtured several notable icons of Jamaican music and continues to make an important social and cultural contribution to the country.
Notwithstanding its name, the International Reggae Poster Contest welcomes submissions that celebrate all genres of Jamaican music, from mento to ska, rocksteady, dancehall and various hybrids. There are two jury panels, with 12 judges each, from Jamaica, Canada, Greece, the US, Mexico, Cuba, Ghana, China, Japan, Bolivia, Italy, Israel and the UK.
About MBJ Airports:
MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of Sangster International Airport, is a partnership between Mexico-based Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) and Canada-based Vantage Airport Group Ltd. through a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Jamaica that began in 2003. For more information about MBJ Airports, please visit www.mbjairport.com