Leptos Group of Companies sponsors of "THE ART OF REGGAE 12th International Reggae Poster Exhibition"

The International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC) is an initiative designed to celebrate the cultural diversity and richness of reggae music. It is a global campaign announcing a movement and acting as a catalyst for a new vision. The theme of the contest highlights this vision; “Toward a Reggae Hall of Fame, Celebrating Great Jamaican Music”. The IRPC emphasizes the globalization and pervasiveness of reggae and the positive impact of its message on the world. The umbrella term “reggae,” as used by the International Reggae Poster Contest, encompasses all the popular Jamaican musical genres: Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the unique Jamaican Sound System. The IRPC’s success is reflected in the number of posters submitted in the two years of existence, which includes over 3000 posters from 101 countries.

The primary reason for organizing the poster contest is to build an international platform to showcase a far-reaching vision: the erection of a world-class Reggae Hall of Fame Museum and Performance Center in Kingston, Jamaica that celebrates the voice, vision and vocabulary of Jamaican popular music.

The other important objective of the IRPC is to help raise awareness for the Alpha Boys’ School, a vocational institution for underprivileged youths, located in the heart of Kingston and founded in 1880 by the Sisters of Mercy. This school is a great Jamaican success story, producing some of the most notable legends in the history of reggae.

The International Reggae Poster Contest is the 12th consecutive report since the founding of the competition. It is worth noting that among the 100 best posters of 2014 three Cypriot graphic designers where included Georgia Charalambous won the 28th place, Maria Agathokleous which won the 53rd position, who Darina Andreyeva was awarded an honorary award.

The exhibition which is open till the 28th of March at the exhibition hall of Politis newspaper was organized with the sponsorship of Mr. Pantelis Leptos, Vice Chairman of Leptos Group of Companies and Honorary Consul of Jamaica in Cyprus who honored the event by his presence.

Photo: Mr. Pantelis Leptos (second to left) with the organizers of the 12th International Reggae Poster Exhibition