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The TDC 69th Annual Competition 2022
October 28, 2022 - November 22, 2022
What work is eligible?
If you created your work during 2022, and it includes written langauge anywhere in there (ideally as a focal point or main eliment), it’s eligible!
This year we have expanded to three main categories to better represent the incredible work we’re seeing, they are: Typography, Lettering, and Type Design
Typography is for any creation that uses type, lettering, or written langauge—be it print design, digital design, immersive experiences, architecture, fashion, film titles, social media campaigns, or otherwise.
Lettering is for work where the letters are either modified or created—this could entail traditional or abstract calligraphy, tattoos, wordmarks and custom logotypes, or typefaces that are just a little too out there to be classic typeface design.
Type Design is for entries showcasing the design of workable font software; this could mean single typefaces, type families, emoji or symbol fonts, or software for generating and creating type.
You’re welcome to submit to more than one category if applicable, and expand your chances of winning as each category is reviewed by its own set of expert judges.
Winners of TDC69 receive a Certificate of Typographic Excellence and digital seal certifying their work is among the world’s best of the year. Winning work will also be featured in the highly respected TDC Annual, The World’s Best Typography, and showcased in eight exhibitions that travel to museums, schools and design organizations around the world.
Entry fees start from $35 USD and vary depending on the submission deadline. To make TDC69 as accessible as possible on a global level, the organization is offering significant regional discounts on entry fees.