Typography Competition



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We received 45 proposals from around the world.

See competition results.


TipoType calls for Uruguayan and foreign designers to participate in the first Uruguayan Typography Competition (Tipo2014).

You can participate by sending your work until Sunday 21 September 2014 through the on-line form published in www.tipotype.com


Submissions (finished or in progress) may not be under any commercial distribution contract (up to 13 October 2014) to participate of the competition. Due that the selected typefaces by the jury will be given a special distribution contract with TipoType

Entry Categories

There are four defined categories for submission:

• 1) Typefaces for text,
• 2) Typefaces for headers,
• 3) Other typefaces,
• 4) Use of Uruguayan typefaces.

Typefaces for text are those that are intended for use in long texts. Typefaces for headers are intended mainly for composing titles and/or short texts. Other typefaces are those that doesn’t belong to any of the first two categories. And the category Use of Uruguayan typefaces is for design pieces that mainly usine typefaces from Uruguayan designers.


Levels of Submission

There are two kinds of levels for submissions:

• a) Typographic projects,
• b) Finished typefaces.

The Typographic projects are those that have a minimum of 50 characters in digital format (vectors or pixels), but not necesary a font file (otf, ttf, vfb…); The Finished typefaces are finished products ready for use and commercialization*.

* TipoType will revise and make the necessary recomendations for the file optimization; TipoType could even participate in the final optimization process in accordance with the authors, and with its permission, as a mentorship, freelance work or collaboration.



The participation in any of its forms is totally free.

There are to modes for participating:

– Uruguayan*
– Foreigners

* Uruguayan citizens or foreigners living in Uruguay.

Participation in the contest is made ​​effective by meeting three steps:

1) The participant:
accepts the rules and submission guidelines, and fills the registration form.

2) TipoType:
sends the participant an instructive, codes and the design templates. And then,

3) The participant:
sends the entries according to the instructive sent by TipoType.


The jury will select for the three first categories, up to three works for each, in any of the two levels of submission defined for this contest. For the last categories (use of Uruguayan typefaces) there will be a selection of up to 20 works.


TipoType will reword on each selected work (in any of the levels and categories of submission) a certificate certifying the selection in the Uruguayan Typography Competition 2014.  In addition, for the typefaces selected,  TipoType will offer:

– 6 distribution contracts for commercializing the selected typefaces locally and internationally. (in the chain of distribution that TipoType holds: MyFonts, Fonts.com, FontDeck, YouWorkForThem, CreativeMarket, etc.)

– 6 mentorships for the completion and/or optimization of the works presented, having as objective future commercialization.

In total 40 submissions will be selected (including Use of Uruguayan typefaces), that will be part of the exposition: Muestra Premio de Tipografía Uruguaya 2014

In addition, the jury will grant 3 general prizes:

 1º) 8 issues of Eye magazine. Every number with a special in typography (Eye Magazine)

2º & 3º) 3 typography books for each winner (Tipografía, poemas & polacosLa tipografía como complejo de placer and Tipografía Latinoamericana, from Editorial Wolkowicz)


The international jury consist of Martín Sommaruga (Uruguay) in representation of TipoType, Manuel Corradine (Colombia) from Corradine Fonts and Laura Serra (Germany/Italy). All submissions will be selected by the jury in their own countries, being their judgment final. The publication of the results will be on Monday 13 of October through TipoType’s website.



Participating in the contest automatically and impliedly authorizes TipoType to use the submissions with promotional means for the contest and/or TipoType, have they been selected or not by the jury (always showing the authorship of the corresponding work).

The submission of the entries through the web form, implies the inscription to the contest and also the acceptance of the document of application rules.



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