The theme of this year’s contest: Women in Reggae Music
As we celebrate our 10th anniversary and Jamaica’s 60th year of Independence, the IRPC contest honours women in and of reggae and all other genres of Jamaican popular music. We wish to highlight the many roles of women in the Jamaican music industry, such as songwriter, singer, DJ, producer, artist manager, tour manager, booking agent, publicist and entertainment journalist. The outstanding careers of these women have been central to the development and expansion of Jamaica’s greatest cultural export.
We also honour the women whose powerful roles in society as freedom fighter, cultural activist and nurturer are documented in Jamaican music. We are looking for creative visual expressions that evoke this year’s theme, showcasing women with the energy and vibe for which Jamaican culture is known at home and internationally.
We urge you to avoid designing portraits and interpret the theme in other creative ways.
Competition dates are as follows:
Submissions open: February 1, 2022.
Submissions close: April 1, 2022. No extension will be given.
Voting dates: June 15 to July 31, 2022.
Announcement of winners: August 15, 2022