The 62nd Annual Type Directors Club Competition call for entries is officially open!


Enter the world’s most prestigious juried typography competitions: 62nd TDC Communication Design Competition (TDC62) and 19th Annual TDC Typeface Design Competition (TDC 2016). These are the most highly-respected and selective competitions of typographic and typeface design from around the world.

Communication Design Competition: ENTER HERE!
Typeface Design Competition: ENTER HERE!

• Early Bird deadline: October 30th, 2015
• Final Competition deadline: December 11th, 2015

Award winning submissions will receive worldwide exposure via the eight* TDC exhibitions that travel the globe throughout 2016, and will also be published in a beautiful hardbound annual, Typography 37. 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.

The highly selective jury will choose the most innovative, original, beautiful, and smartest typographic designs from 2015. This year’s communication design competition is being co-chaired by TDC board member Karl Heine (creativeplacement) and Abby Goldstein (Fordham University).

The judges are:
Darhil Crooks The Atlantic Magazine, New York
Sagi Haviv Chermayeff, Geismar & Haviv, New York
Robbin Schiff Penguin Random House, New York
Jarik van Sluijis PIC Agency, Los Angeles
Karen Welman PearlFisher, UK
Forest Young Interbrand, New York
Julia Zeltser Hyperakt, New York

TDC 2016 is co-chaired by Cara DiEdwardo (The Cooper Union) and Craig Ward (Words are Pictures).

The judges are:
Veronika Burian TypeTogether, Czech Republic
Stéphane Elbaz Stéphane Elbaz, New York
Alexander Tochilovsky The Lubalin Center, The Cooper Union, NY
Petr van Blokland Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens, Netherlands

Categories include:
Digital Media
Exhibits / Architectural and Dimensional Design
Miscellaneous – Announcements, Invitations, Cards, Menus, etc.
Movie Titles
Student Work
Typeface Design – original, custom, single, family, latin, non-latin etc.
See more here

The TDC62 call for entries campaign, the Type Directors Club annual design, Typography 37, and exhibition materials are being designed by the New York branding and design agency OCD | The Original Champions of Design. The annual will be available in bookstores in December 2016.

The deadline for submission is Friday, December 11, 2015. If you submit by the early bird deadline of Friday, October 30th, you will receive a substantial discount on the entry fee. As usual, all TDC members receive a discount on the fee. Entries can be entered digitally or physically submitted.


*TDC62 will tour the United States and Canada, the exhibitions will also tour in cities worldwide including Seoul, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Taipei, London, and cities throughout Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, and Russia. The award winning work will also appear at the 2016 ATypI conference.