TDC Awards

Welcome to #TDC70

Our most expansive competition yet.

Building upon its expanded disciplines and categories, the TDC's 70th annual competition provided an unparalleled platform for typographic excellence to shine. Winners received prestigious certificates, had their work published in the esteemed "The World's Best Typography" compendium, and gained exposure through TDC's social media channels and eight global traveling exhibitions. This remarkable opportunity allowed the year's finest typographic achievements to be celebrated and appreciated by an international audience, further elevating the craft.

Thank You!

Thank you to all who made TDC 70 a resounding success!


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Celebration Of Winners

TDC70 Winners have Been Announced

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, announced the winners from 41 countries in its prestigious TDC70 Competition.

TDC70 Exhibition

Commemorating the milestone 70th year of the Type Directors Club's prestigious annual competition, a breathtaking exhibition celebrated the winners in grand style. The reception showcased the very best in type and lettering while unveiling the highly anticipated Best of Discipline winners and Judges' Choice selections. This extraordinary event paid tribute to the art of typography, honoring the innovative talents who continue to push the boundaries of letterform mastery.

TDC Lettering Walk

This immersive experience took attendees on a journey down the iconic spine of Manhattan, traversing Broadway from City Hall all the way to the Battery, unveiling the city's diverse letterform heritage through Shaw's insightful commentary and expertise. Explore the rich typographic tapestry of New York City by slipping into comfortable shoes and joining renowned designer, calligrapher, and historian Paul Shaw on one of his celebrated TDC Lettering Walks.


Communication Design Returns

After a one-year change for TDC69, The Type Directors Club has reinstated the Communications Design discipline name. You’ll continue to find the many categories and subcategories you’ve enjoyed over the years under this popular discipline.

Categories: Communication Design, Lettering, Type Design

Communication Design

Communication Design is for any creation that uses type, lettering, or written langauge—be it print design, digital design, immersive experiences, architecture, fashion, film titles, social media campaigns, or otherwise.


Lettering is for work where the letters are either modified or created—this could entail traditional or abstract calligraphy, tattoos, wordmarks and custom logotypes, or typefaces that are just a little too out there to be classic typeface design.

Type Design

Type Design is for entries showcasing the design of workable font software; this could mean single typefaces, type families, emoji or symbol fonts, or software for generating and creating type.

Global Script Experts

Continuing our commitment to entries from around the world, the TDC70 jury will include native experts for most major writing systems, including Arabic, Cyrillic, Indic, CJK, Latin, Thai, and select African scripts.

Regional Entry Discounts

To make TDC70 as accessible as possible on a global level, the organization is offering significant regional discounts on entry fees. Approximately half of the world’s countries qualify for a 60% discount, and another quarter of them receive a 20% discount, with only the most economically prosperous countries and regions paying the full entry fee. Additional discounts are also available to TDC members. Find out about the regional discounts HERE, and about TDC membership HERE.

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