Call for Entries! Ascenders 2018, A New Competition to Honor Young Designers

Enter Ascenders 2018 through the competition website:

As part of its goal to support young designers and excellence in typography, the Type Directors Club is inaugurating Ascenders 2018, a portfolio-based competition to recognize outstanding type-oriented work of designers who are 35 years of age and under.

This competition encourages designers from around the world to submit portfolios showcasing their use of type. Members of the TDC Board of Directors will review all submitted work and select ten aspiring and inspiring designers who are expanding the art of typography.

The selected designers will be announced in New York City on July 18, 2018 at the TDC’s annual awards ceremony, be honored in an exhibition of their work at the Type Directors Club in New York, and receive an award designed by renowned designer Matteo Bologna. The winners and their work will also be published in the TDC’s annual, The World’s Best Typography.

Rules for the competition and further portfolio requirements are in the competition website:

Type Directors Club seeks eight to twelve submissions in the form of a single PDF portfolio containing designs that rely on type, are dominated by type, show particular ingenuity in the use of type, or create type. Other elements, such as photography and illustration, may be present, but the judges will focus on type.

The competition also provides entry discounts for residents of countries that are often under-represented in the international design community. Find the list the countries within the Fees tab of the competition web pages.

The deadline for submissions was originally June 25, but has been extended until July 9, 2018. We look forward to receiving your portfolios.


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