Enter original professional or student work designed in 2016
The Type Directors Club annual competitions highlight the world’s best typographic work in both communication and typeface design. Competition winners will be included in the highly respected TDC Annual. Enter for your chance to become a part of our rich history of typographic excellence.
PRINT & DIGITAL CATEGORIES
Entries must have been produced or published during 2016. Submissions can be by anyone associated with the entry. Work designed for the TDC and by the Chair and judges is ineligible.
NO IDENTIFICATION of designer/submitter (e.g. business cards) may be attached to front or back of print entries, other than official Entry Forms.
If the actual piece is unavailable/unmanageable (e.g. signage, displays, POP, large packaging, billboards) photographic prints 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm) are acceptable. Photographs with more than one item are series entries.
Mounting of Entries
- Entries in the IDENTITY category MUST be mounted on a board and not to exceed 14 x 22 inches (36 x 56 cm).
- Items may overlap.
- The maximum of six selected, representative items for series pertains to the number of mounted items not boards.
- MOUNTING IN ALL OTHER CATEGORIES IS OPTIONAL.
- The maximum size of boards not to exceed 14 x 22 inches (36 x 56 cm).
Types of Entries
Single Entry: Is one item ONLY.
Series/Campaign Entry: Two but not more than six typographically and conceptually related pieces in one category for the same event, product or subject matter, such as posters, ads, booklets, television commercials, packaging, etc. If more than six items are submitted the Show Committee will select six representative pieces for judging. Unrelated items, e.g. different books by the same publisher or different productions by the same theater, must be submitted as single entries.
Entries may be submitted in one of three areas: Print, Digital Media and Student Work. Series can be mixed in Print and Digital Media.
Entries like signage, displays, exhibits, etc. need not have been produced by printing and can be submitted as photographic prints.
All submissions should be in QuickTime format, 1280 x 720 with h.264 codec. Files should be sent to the Type Directors Club on a DVD or sent online using a file transfer service (Dropbox.com, WeTransfer.com or similar services) and the download link provided during completion of the entry forms. Each entry should also include six (6) still frames from the piece as JPEGs.
For entries that require demonstrating specific actions or functionality we suggest creating a video and submitting it as part of your entry. Follow the submission guidelines for MOTION entries.
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