TDC Ascenders 2024

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TDC Ascenders 2024

TDC Ascenders 2024 is now open for entries!

TDC Ascenders 2024: The TDC Ascenders 2024 competition, hosted by the prestigious Type Directors Club has been recently opened for entries standing as a beacon of recognition for the next generation of typographic designers.

About Competition


The TDC Ascenders 2024 competition, hosted by the prestigious Type Directors Club has been recently opened for entries standing as a beacon of recognition for the next generation of typographic designers.

Aimed specifically at creatives under the age of 35, this global initiative seeks to unearth and honor individuals and dose who are making significant contributions to the realms of typography, lettering, and type design. By setting a stage for the innovative use of type in various mediums, Ascenders 2024 not only celebrates the talent of young designers but also promotes the evolution and diversity of typographic expression.

The entry requires 6 of your strongest works. For each, you can submit up to six images or videos, and a short entry description.

This competition allows participants to showcase a breadth of skills and creativity, from traditional typography to digital typeface design and beyond. The selection criteria emphasize not just the aesthetic and technical qualities of the submissions but also the conceptual depth and originality.

Winners will be chosen by the top typographic practitioners from around the world, including past Ascenders winners and will be feted at a celebration held in New York on August 14, 2024.




Eligibility


Ascenders is for all typographic creatives age 35 or under. You can apply individually, or as a duo if you do your best work as part of a team.



Prize


Winners of the competition are inducted into the TDC Ascenders family, a distinguished group of typographic practitioners recognized for their excellence and innovation. The accolade not only marks a significant milestone in the recipients’ careers but also connects them with a vibrant network of professionals and opportunities in the field of typography.



Entry fees


The entry fee varies by region. All fees increase by $25 USD after the March 15 deadline.

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