Enter the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016 (Cash Prizes and More)

Enter the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016 (Cash Prizes and More)

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Entries are invited for the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016. Morisawa Type Design Competition has been giving birth to a new typeface design for decades from the first competition that was held in 1984. Through entries with bold ideas and new attempts in anticipation with unprecedented expressive capacity, the recent competitions held in 2012 and 2014 have received more than 1,000 entries sent from over 20 countries and regions, including both Kanji and Latin category.

Award

Morisawa Award

Winners receive a testimonial, a trophy and a sub-prize money.

  • Kanji category:
    Gold Prize – JPY 1 million (1 work)
    Silver Prize – JPY 500,000 (1 work)
    Bronze prize – JPY 300,000 (1 work)
    Honorable Mention – JPY 50,000 (3 works)
  • Latin category
    Gold Prize – JPY 1 million (1 work)
    Silver Prize – JPY 500,000 (1 work)
    Bronze prize – JPY 300,000 (1 work)
    Honorable Mention – JPY 50,000 (3 works)

Akashi Award

Winners receive a testimonial, a trophy and a sub-prize money.

  • Kanji category
    JPY 1 million (1 work)
  • Latin category
    JPY 1 million (1 work)

Peopleʼs Choice

Winners receive a testimonial, a trophy and a gift.

  • Kanji category
    Highest number and 2nd highest number of votes (1 work each)
  • Latin category
    Highest number and 2nd highest number of votes (1 work each)

 

Eligibility

  • Open to any individual, group or nationality.

Design Format

Application Process

  • Begin application by registering.
  • Registration and entry submission will open on May 1, 2016 and last till July 31, 2016(JST).
  • Entry works must be submitted in a PDF file. No actual pieces sent by mail are accepted.
  • No entry fee is charged.

 

For more information, see FAQ or visit Morisawa Type Design Competition.

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