ADC Annual Awards

CATEGORIES / REQUIREMENTS


Typography

This discipline focuses on the creation and application of letterforms, including typefaces, calligraphy and hand-lettering.
   

ELIGIBILITY
All entries must have been released, printed, published, or aired for the first time between January 1, 2023 - March 1, 2024 in any country.

TYPOGRAPHY TIERED ENTRY PRICING
◊ Personal Projects: $75.00 
◊ Freelancers: $100.00 
◊ Company Size = 2-20 Employees: $150.00 
◊ Company Size = 21+ Employees: $250.00

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
◊ An entry title and project credits are required on all entries.
 A client name is required for all categories except for the Personal Project category. If the work was
created for your own company or brand, please enter your company name into the client field.
◊ A detailed project description of 300 words or less is not required, but is highly recommended.
◊ Each category accepts specific media types. All categories require judging media and at least one reference image.
 Judging Media: Required primary material and content that the jury will be judging 
 Supporting Media: Optional Secondary content that the jury may choose to review at their discretion 
 Reference Image: Required image that reflects the content of your entry. These images may be used by ADC for promotional purposes. The jury will see these images but they will not be judged.

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CATEGORIES

Typography
Advertising

TYP-101: Advertising

A single (1) ad or series (2-10) of ads where typography or lettering plays a major role.
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Typography
Brand / Communication Design

TYP-102: Brand / Communication Design

A single (1) branded identity in which typography or lettering plays a major role.
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Typography
Digital

TYP-103: Digital

A single (1) or series (2-10) of typography or lettering projects created primarily for digital use/viewing.
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Typography
Display Typeface

TYP-104: Display Typeface

Development of a set of typographic characters intended for display in large sizes. May be single (1) set or a series (2-10) of related sets.
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Typography
Environmental

TYP-105: Environmental

A single (1) or series (2-10) of typography or lettering images created for large-scale use/viewing.
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Typography
Innovation

TYP-106: Innovation

A single (1) or series (2-10) of typography projects that push creative boundaries.
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Typography
Lettering

TYP-107: Lettering

Art of drawing letters through a single (1) project or series (2-10) of related projects.
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Typography
Motion

TYP-108: Motion

A single (1) or series (2-10) of projects featuring moving/animated typography or lettering.
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Typography
Packaging

TYP-109: Packaging

Typeface designed for any single (1) or series (2-10) of packages or products.
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Typography
Personal / Unpublished Lettering

TYP-110: Personal / Unpublished Lettering

A single (1) or series (2-10) of related examples of lettering created for one's own personal experimentation, not for a client or brand. Includes unpublished work. Please Note: Student entries are not eligible. Student entries may be submitted into Young Ones ADC at https://youngones.org/categories/adc.
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Typography
Poster

TYP-111: Poster

Typeface use and design in any type of single (1) or series (2-10) of posters.
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Typography
Publication

TYP-112: Publication

Typeface use and design in any type of single (1) or series (2-10) of publications. May include book covers, book interiors, magazines, newspapers or digital publications.
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Typography
Typeface

TYP-113: Typeface

Development of a set of typographic characters. May be single (1) set or a series (2-10) of related sets.
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Typography
Use of Typography

TYP-114: Use of Typography

Interaction of typography with a single (1) medium and/or platform.
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Typography
Wildcard

TYP-115: Wildcard

A single (1) or series (2-10) of unique typography that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.
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