TDC CATEGORIES

→ Please Note: We will not be accepting any Physical Submissions this year due to COVID-19. All entries must be submitted digitally.


COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Our signature competition, established in 1955, regularly attracts upwards of 2,000 submissions from 50+ countries.

See Rules and Eligibility Requirements


TYPEFACE DESIGN

Created in 1998, the Typeface Design competition recognizes work from independent designers, agencies and foundries.

See Rules and Eligibility Requirements

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

STUDENT CATEGORIES






COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Advertisements

01A. Single - $65
Advertisement and advertising insert


01B. Campaign - $95
A series of Advertisements and advertising inserts


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Annual Reports

02A. Single - $65
An annual or financial report


02B. Campaign - $95
A series of annual or financial reports


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Book Jackets

03A. Single - $65
The cover or jacket of a book.


03B. Campaign - $95
Covers for more than one in a series of the related books


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Books

04A. Single - $65
The entire book including cover and internal content.


04B. Campaign - $95
A series of books relating to one topic.


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Calendars

05A. Single - $65
Any calendar design in 2020.


05B. Campaign - $95
A series of calendars designed in 2020.


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Catalogs

06A. Single - $65
Single


06B. Campaign - $95
Campaign


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Digital Media

07A. Websites - Single - $65
Website designed in 2020


07B. Websites - Campaign - $95
Campaign


07C. Other - Single - $65
A single Banner, Email, Kiosk, DVD Interface, Presentation, other


07D. Other - Campaign - $95
Banners, Email, Kiosks, DVD Interface, Presentations, other


07E. Apps - Single - $65
An app designed in 2020


07F. Apps - Campaign - $95
A series of apps related to the same topic.


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Editorial

08A. Single - $65
A single issue of a magazine, magazine article, newsletter, newspaper, spread, newspaper or magazine cover designed in 2020.


08B. Campaign - $95
A series of a magazines, newsletters, newspapers, spreads, newspaper or magazine cover designs in 2020.


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Exhibits/Signage

09A. Single - $65
A single element of environmental design including billboards, transit, kiosks, and other ambient media.


09B. Campaign - $95
A series of elements of environmental design including billboards, transit, kiosks, and other ambient media.


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Experimental

10A. Single - $65
Any item designed for oneself and not for a client in 2020.


10B. Campaign - $95
A series of related items designed for oneself and not for a client in 2020.


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Identity/Branding

11A. Campaign - $95
2-20 elements of the identity system for a brand, product, or service. May include business cards, stationery, logo, network IDs, branding guidelines, etc.


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Logotypes

12A. Single - $65
A graphic image that identifies a company or product. Includes static and dynamic logos.


12B. Campaign - $95
A series of graphic images that identifies a company or product. Includes static and dynamic logos.


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Miscellaneous

13A. Single - $65
This category includes announcements, invitations ,cards, menus, etc.


13B. Campaign - $95
A series of announcements, invitations, cards, menus, etc.


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Motion/TV

14A. Unscreened/Experimental - Single - $65
Any single motion work that is not for a client.


14B. Unscreened/Experimental - Campaign - $95
A series of motion work that is not for a client.


14C. Visual Design - Single - $65
Visual Design for a TV show.


14D. Visual Design - Campaign - $95
A series of visual designs for a TV show.


14E. Opening Titles - Single - $65
Opening titles for a TV show.


14F. Opening Titles - Campaign - $95
A series of opening titles for TV show.


14G. Online Titles - Single - $65
Title for an online motion event.


14H. Online Titles - Campaign - $95
A series of titles for an online event.


14I. Live Events - Single - $65
Title for a Live event.


14J. Live Events - Campaign - $95
A series of tyotles for a Live event.


14K. End Credits - Single - $65
End credits for a TV show.


14L. End Credits - Campaign - $95
End credits for a TV series.


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Movie Titles/Feature Film

15A. Visual Design - Single - $65
Visual Design for the Feature Film.


15B. Visual Design - Campaign - $95
A series of visual designs for a Feature Film.


15C. Opening Titles - Single - $65
Opening titles


15D. Opening Titles - Campaign - $95
Opening Titles


15G. End Credits - Single - $65
End credits for a Feature film.


15H. End Credits - Campaign - $95
End credits for a Featrue film series.


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Packaging

16A. Single - $65
Label and box


16B. Campaign - $95
Two or more items including the labels and boxes, etc. relating to one product


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Posters

17A. Single - $65
A promotion of an idea, product or event. Large broadsheets, announcements, call for entries designed in 2020.


17B. Campaign - $95
A series of promotions, products or events. Large broadsheets, announcements, call for entries designed in 2020.


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Self-Promotion

18A. Single - $65
Any work to promote oneself or design firm/agency


18B. Campaign - $95
A series of related work that promote one self or design firm/agency,


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T-Shirts/Apparel

19A. Single - $65
T-shirt or any apparel using the letterform.


19B. Campaign - $95
More than one item in a series of one same concept.


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STUDENT

20A. Single - $65
Unpublished work produced by students in design classes. It must a class assignment from the teacher/professor. A one-sentence description of the assignment, name of the school and instructor must be included.


20B. Campaign - $95
Unpublished work (a series of two or more items) produced by students in design classes. It must be a class assignment from the teacher/professor. A one-sentence description of the assignment, name of the school and instructor must be included.


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TYPEFACE DESIGN

Single Typeface

001. Single Typeface - $50
Individual typefaces designed to stand alone with no stylistic variants.


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Type Family

002. Type Family - $80
Typefaces designed and entered for competition with stylistic variants such as roman, italic, bold, and small caps. Up tp and including eight variants are allowed.


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Super Family

003. Super Family - $160
Typeface designs that comprise more than eight closely-related variants are considered Type Superfamilies. Superfamilies also include Pi and Dingbat fonts that are stylistically related to the main alphabetic or ideographic typeface designs, as well as var


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Type System

004. Type System - $160
Extensive groups of related typefaces featuring separate designs for text and display composition, or groups of related typefaces featuring designs belonging to different style categories, such as serif and sans-serif, serif and slab serif, and serif and semi-serif. Digital fonts in Multiple Master or in OpenType format often fall within this subcategory.


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Pi or Ornament

005. Pi or Ornament - $60
Typefaces featuring special character sets for mathematical, phonetic, and other specialized applications, as well as ding-bats, icons, symbols, and other pictorial items in a font format. Ornament and border designs are also included in this subcategory.


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STUDENT - Single Typeface

001S. STUDENT - Single Typeface - $50
Individual typefaces designed to stand alone with no stylistic variants. - Single


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STUDENT - Type Family

002S. STUDENT - Type Family - $80
Typefaces designed and entered for competition with stylistic variants such as roman, italic, bold, and small caps. Up to and including eight variants are allowed.


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STUDENT - SuperFamily

003S. STUDENT - Super Family - $115
Typeface designs that comprise more than eight closely-related variants are considered Type Superfamilies. Superfamilies also include Pi and Dingbat fonts that are stylistically related to the main alphabetic or ideographic typeface designs, as well as var


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STUDENT - Type System

004S. Type System - $115
Extensive groups of related typefaces featuring separate designs for text and display composition, or groups of related typefaces featuring designs belonging to different style categories, such as serif and sans-serif, serif and slab serif, and serif and semi-serif. Digital fonts in Multiple Master or in OpenType format often fall within this subcategory.


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STUDENT - Pi or Ornament

005S. Pi or Ornament - $50
Typefaces featuring special character sets for mathematical, phonetic, and other specialized applications, as well as ding-bats, icons, symbols, and other pictorial items in a font format. Ornament and border designs are also included in this subcategory.


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