Contest

Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016

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Application Deadline: July 31st (JST), 2016

Morisawa Type Design Competition has been giving birth to a new typeface design for decades from the first competition 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.

Eligibility

The competition is open to any individual, group or nationality.

Award Categories

Morisawa Award

Entry works are to be judged for creativity and excellence of design.

Entry to Morisawa Award is essential.

Akashi Award

Entry works are to be judged for typeface designs appropriate for commercialization by Morisawa Inc.

Production of a prize-winning typeface will proceed under the conditions of the entry guideline.

Entry to the Akashi Award is optional.

Peopleʼs Choice

The general public is invited to cast a vote for a favorite entry work online starting in the middle of October.

Entry to the Peopleʼs Choice is optional.

Awards

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)

Design Format

Download the application guideline(the competition entry rules and the design format) in this website.
Submitted designs must conform to the format specifications for the respective category:
Sheet 1 – 3 for Kanji category, and Sheet A – B for Latin category.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016

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