In 2019 for the first time we divide the submissions by usage: typefaces primarily intended for printing, intended for viewing/reading on screen, and also the variable fonts. When submitting a typeface, the participant can choose how exactly his work will be presented to the jury: printed on paper, shown on screen in a web browser or both. In addition to a printout and/or web page, a video should be uploaded to show a variable font.
Typefaces are submitted to the competition using the electronic application form. The submission for “print” typeface should be a high-resolution A3 PDF (up to 12 pages for one entry), for “web” font it should be a web page or the webfont itself. For variable fonts a demo video should be uploaded to show a variable font.
The black-and-white images are preferred. Colour images are accepted if the use of colour is a significant feature of the submitted design.
To assure the objective judging the names of the typefaces, designers, clients, manufacturers or distributors must not appear anywhere in the presentation. Once the font is sent to the contest, it receives a registration code for its identification during the judging. The names of the typefaces chosen by the selection committee and the names of their authors will be revealed at the stage of the public voting.
When submitting a typeface to the competition, the participant can either use the template prepared by the organizers or make his own layout that adequately demonstrates the typeface without specifying the name of the typeface, designer, client, manufacturer or distributor. When uploading an entry, an unique registration code containing information about the categories selected by the participant will be placed automatically on each page of the layout.
The minimal character set for an experimental or custom design is the alphabet of any language of Cyrillic script in one case (for example, only uppercase or only lowercase letters). The minimal character set for other designs is: •!?@‚"#%$€£¥₽&§¶©(*).,:;…-/«»‘’‚“”„–—№0123456789¹²³+=−<>×÷ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz АБВГДЕЁЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯҐЃЄЋЂЉЊЌЎЏЅІЇЈ абвгдеёжзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюяґѓєћђљњќўџѕіїј
When uploading a PDF, please make sure that the file settings allow to print it in high resolution.
Responsibility of parties
The participants are entirely responsible for the legality of their designs. The designers of type are also responsible for making sure that their works do not infringe any third party rights. The organisers are not responsible for the accuracy of information provided by participants.
The organising committee of the contest ensures that the typefaces submitted for the contest will not be used for commercial purposes without the written permission of their designers and/or other right holders. The works submitted to the contest and their fragments may be published only for the purposes of information and advertising of the contest and only in formats that exclude the possibility of extracting the original digital typeface data in whole or in part. The web fonts uploaded by the participants will be placed on a closed server and will be available for viewing only by the jury, the selection committee and the organising committee. Raster images will be used for the public voting and demonstration of the contest results on the website.