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About the Competitions

The Type Directors Club has spent over 70 years uniting and celebrating typographic leaders from around the world. Through our annual competitions, we’re able to highlight the best of the best typographic work in both communication and typeface design from studios and individuals both in the US and internationally.

The TDC Annual is highly respected within the design community—many consider it the highest honor and most prestigious accomplishment to be featured on its pages. In becoming a winner in our competitions, you become a part of our rich history of typographic excellence.

Alongside our annual competitions, the TDC also awards very special members of our community, those that have devoted their lives making our world a more beautiful place through their amazing work by bestowing upon them our most prestigious award, the TDC Medal. Through the TDC Scholarship and TDC Student Awards, we hope to encourage the typographic leaders of tomorrow.