TDC68 and 25TDC – Annual Design Competitions

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization and part of The One Club for Creativity, has opened the call for entries for its two premiere global awards programs: TDC68 Communication Design and expanded 25TDC Typeface Design competitions.

TDC68 recognizes how letterforms are used, honoring typographic excellence and innovation along with the art and craft of typography and design. 25TDC focuses on how letterforms are drawn, and celebrates new typeface designs in non-Latin letterforms. The competitions regularly receive entries from more than 60 countries.

This year’s awards competitions reflect TDC’s ongoing commitment to increase the level of diversity and representation in its juries, awards entries and general programming, as well as among TDC membership and on its Advisory Board.

A highlight for this year is the expanded 25TDC Typeface Design competition, which for the first time includes dedicated categories and expert judges for Arabic, Indic, and Chinese/Japanese/Korean.  The competition has always accepted entries for those scripts; this expansion of dedicated categories and additional judges was prompted by the increased number of entries for these scripts in recent years.

TDC68 and 25TDC winners receive a Certificate of Typographic Excellence and digital tag certifying their work is among the world’s best of the year. Winning work will be featured in the highly respected TDC Annual, The World’s Best Typography®, and showcased in exhibitions that travels to museums, schools and design organizations around the world. In the student categories, three students for TDC68 and one for 25TDC will win monetary awards.

Eligible work must have been produced or published in the 2021 calendar year.

More details are available on both competitions can be found on the entry site.

TDC68 and 25TDC Annual Design Competition – Entry Fees

Entry fees start at $45 USD.