Deadline: September 4, 2015
Entries submitted after that date require a $10 per entry late fee. No entries will be accepted after September 18, 2015. New for 2016: Video entries can now be uploaded on our new competition site!
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 2014 through September 2015 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 on the iPad, and on commarts.com,
assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.
2016 Typography Jury
Jackson Cavanaugh, typeface designer, Okay Type, Chicago, IL
Carolina de Bartolo, designer/author, 101 Editions, San Anselmo, CA
David Kampa, design director, McGarrah Jessee, Austin, TX
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. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the
most influential and they’ll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.
What to Enter: Information on eligibility, categories and fees.
How to Enter: Information on preparation of entries and forms.
Typography Competition FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about applications
and file formats.
Student Category FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about submitting student entries.
Tips for Success: Six things you should remember when entering our competitions.