There are two categories:

Kanji category
Latin category

Either or both categories may be chosen. There is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. Entry works must be submitted in a PDF file.

Awards will be announced in several categories.
All category winners will receive a testimonial and a trophy.

The number of submissions per entrant is not limited and entry is possible in any or in both competition categories.

Registration and entry submission will open on May 1, 2016.

Morisawa’s International Type Design Competition has been giving birth to a new typeface design from 1984. The recent competitions held in 2012 and 2014 have received more than 1,000 entries, from over 20 countries and regions.

The 2016 Competition will mark the 31st anniversary of the Awards. There is no entry fee for this Graphic Design Competition!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

This graphic design competition is open to any individual, group or nationality.


The total value of prize money that will be awarded is almost $50,000! The best Kanji and Latin typefaces will both be awarded with 1,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately $8,250 US). The general public will also be able to vote for their favorite design starting October 2016.

Official website

For all further informations about the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016 visit the following official website:


Call for Applications Info


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