The Society of Typographic Aficionados, an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, is pleased to announce the 11th edition of annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The purpose of the award is to act as a catalyst in the career of a young person who does not yet have broad exposure in the profession.
Each year, SOTA recognizes an individual 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The award brings broad industry exposure to young people creating original works in the fields of typography, type design, lettering, calligraphy, and type history.
Entries must consist of one multiple-page PDF file that contains the following:
• a title page that includes Applicant’s name, date of birth, email, phone number, and postal address.
• Visual examples of the Applicant’s work in typography. Multiple works preferred. (15 pages maximum). Both finished and in-progress work are acceptable.
• brief description of the work, including its genesis and development. (300 words or less)
• A statement explaining the Applicant’s interest and aspirations in typography. (300 words or less)
Applications will be judged based on both visual examples as well as the Applicant’s interest and aspirations statement.
Applicants must attend TypeCon2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from August 12th to 16th, 2020, and give a 20-minute presentation of their work on Friday, August 14th.
There is no entry fee to participate!
It's free to enter!
SOTA Catalyst Award 2020, graphic design competition is open to all whether a professional or a student from all over the world. You need to be 25 years of age or younger on December 31st, 2020.
The 2020 recipient will be awarded up to $2,000 USD in reimbursement for transportation and lodging expenses to attend the TypeCon2020 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from August 12th to 16th, 2020. They will also have their conference registration paid for and be required to give a 20-minute presentation of their work during the main conference program. Recipients should be available to attend the conference from Thursday to Sunday.