Communication Arts 2024 Typography Competition

Our juried competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and hand lettering. Any typographic project first published or produced from September 2021 through September 2022 is eligible. Chosen by a jury of leading design professionals, the selected entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.

What to Enter

Any project published or produced for the first time from September 2022 through September 2023 is eligible. Entries may originate from any country, but we need an English translation for the jurors. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.

Typography Competition Categories
These categories are judged by the Typography jury and will appear in the Typography Annual. For a list of fees, please download the category PDF:

Advertising: print/out-of-home advertising, advertising posters, direct mail, etc.
Brochures: annual reports, brochures, catalogs, corporate literature, etc.
Posters: concert, performance, exhibition, theater, gallery, etc.
Ephemera: invitations, announcements, greeting cards, etc.
Packaging: labels, shopping bags, audio/video/software packaging, etc.
Books: covers and complete books.
Periodicals: magazines, newspapers, newsletters, etc.
Digital Media: websites, blogs, mobile applications, etc.
Environmental: signage, environmental graphics, museum/tradeshow graphics, etc.
Identity: logos/trademarks, business papers, collateral, etc.
Motion: movie/network/program titles, television commercials, web videos, animations, etc.
Typeface Design: commercially available typefaces and type families.
Calligraphy/Hand Lettering: hand-drawn type for commercial purposes.
Miscellaneous: apparel, products for sale, etc.
Unpublished: experimental/personal work not published.
Student Work: work created for school assignments.

Late Fees
Entry fee starts from $40 for entry but depend of the category. There is a substantial discount for student entries. Entries registered after 8 September 2023 require a late fee of $10 per entry. No entries can be registered after September 22, 2023.

Submission requirements

Any typographic project first published or produced from September 2022 through September 2023 is eligible.

Entries can be submitted in the following formats:

Digital Images: Must be RGB in JPG or JPEG format with a maximum file size of 2MB.

Video Entries: Must be in MOV, MP4, MPG or MPEG format, with a maximum file size of 500MB. Typeface designs must show a complete character set and a sample setting. Type families must show a complete character set and a sample setting for each variant. Each variant must fit on a single image or page of a PDF.

Prize

Chosen by a jury of leading design professionals, the selected entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

website: 2024 Typography Competition | Communication Arts (commarts.com)

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    September 22, 2023 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location
  • Price
      $40
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    September 22, 2023 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location
  • Price
      $40
  • Organizer