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TDC Ascenders 2023

Type Directors Club (TDC) is currently accepting applications to the Ascenders 2023 competition, that recognizes designers on the rise from all parts of the world.

Ascenders is for all typographic creatives age 35 or under. You can apply individually, or as a duo if you do your best work as part of a team.

Winners become part of the esteemed and rarefied TDC Ascenders family, a collection of creatives known to be at the apex of their craft. Only a select few winners are chosen every year, making the recognition that much more earned. Winners will be feted at a celebration held in New York and online on 8th June 2023.

The entry requires six of your strongest works. For each, you can submit up to six images or videos, and a short entry description.

TDC Ascenders’s judges are top typographic practitioners from around the world, including past Ascenders winners. The jury is chosen each year by TDC’s Advisory Board, whose aim is to balance deep expertise with a wide range of perspectives.

TDC Ascenders 2023 – Entry Fee

Ascenders competition offers four pricing tiers:

  • Full-priced regions: $150
  • Mid-tier regions: $100
  • Low-priced regions: $50
  • Free for those in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Palestine, Somalia, Ukraine, or Yemen.