TDC Awards

Welcome to #TDC70

Our most expansive competition yet.

For the second year the TDC competition has 3 disciplines, and expanded categories, this is the best year to get your work seen! Winning work from #TDC70 will receive a certificate for Typographic Excellence, be published in the The World’s Best Typography compendium, showcased across TDC’s social media channels, and go on tour as part of eight global traveling exhibitions.


Tuesday, May 14

The One Club for Creativity

450 W 31st St

New York, NY 10001

Join us in celebrating this year's winners!


All students must enter Young Ones TDC. Please follow the link below.

Celebration Of Winners

TDC70 Winners have Been Announced

Click below to browse the winners showcase!

TDC70 Exhibition

This is the milestone 70th year of the Type Directors Club’s annual competition, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate its winners than with a breathtaking exhibition! Join us on Tuesday, May 14, for a reception where not only the very best of type and lettering will be on display, but this year’s Best of Discipline winners and Judges' Choice selections will finally be revealed.

TDC Lettering Walk

On Thursday, May 16, slip into some comfortable shoes and join us as designer, calligrapher, and historian Paul Shaw returns to lead us on one of his renowned TDC Lettering Walks. This year, we will be headed down the spine of Manhattan, along Broadway from City Hall all the way to the Battery!


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.

NEW YORK, NY 10001