ALON Braier of Israel won the recently concluded Reggae Poster Competition. His entry, Roots of Dub, topped over 1,142 entries from over 80 countries.
Zafer Lehimler of Turkey took second spot for his entry Reggae Star while Rosario Novera of Italy earned third place for his Riddim Is Freedom design.
The competition, which was held under the theme Toward A Reggae Hall of Fame: Celebrating Great Jamaican Music, began on December 27 with the goal of discovering fresh reggae poster designs from around the world.
According to Kingston-born Michael Thompson and Maria Papaefstathiou, founders of the competition, the objective "is to enhance awareness of reggae music and celebrate its positive impact on the world".
The competition's winner will get an Apple iPad; a copy of the published Reggae Poster Contest 2012 catalogue; a four DVD box set of Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music; among other prizes.
Entries were received from Bosnia, Herzegovina, Côte d'Ivoire, China, Estonia, Israel, India, Russia, Malta, Pakistan, Jamaica, Vietnam, Turkey, Libya, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines.
"The diverse entries are a powerful testament to the global reach and love for reggae music," said the founders said in a press release.