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The official website for the “Moriswa Typeface Design Competition 2024 competition” has been redesigned and updated with the schedule and overview.


Morisawa Inc. has redesigned and updated the official website for “Morisawa Type Design Competition 2024” and announced details regarding the competition.



The “Type Design Competition” is an award for typeface design.

Since its inception as the “Morisawa Award International Typeface Design Competition” in 1984, it has been dedicated to fostering typeface designers and providing a platform for the discovery and promotion of outstanding design talent for 40 years.


In the 2019 edition, we received 813 entry works from 53 countries (258 works for Japanese category, 555 works for Latin category).


In the 2024 edition, in addition to the traditional Japanese and Latin categories, we are excited to announce the introduction of new categories: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Hangeul. This expansion reflects our commitment to fostering creativity and development in East Asian typography, including Chinese and Hangeul.


“Morisawa Award” is awarded to works that pursue originality and aesthetics, judged by leading type designers and graphic designers, and the winning entries will be selected by the public in a “Fan Favorite” conducted by publishing the entries on the website. 

Entry sheet and judges for each category will be announced on the official website as they become available.  


The application period for the Type Design Competition 2024 is from May 14, 2024 to August 29, 2024, with the results to be announced in February 2025 after the judging. [ Morisawa Type Design Competitionʼs official web site]


Morisawa Type Design Competition 2024 〈 Entry Categories and Award Categories 〉

Morisawa Award (Categories: Japanese, Latin, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Hangeul)

Awardees will receive a certificate and a trophy, as well as an additional cash prize as a supplementary award.

  • Gold Prize; JPY 1 million (1 work)

  • Silver Prize; JPY 500,000 (1 work)

  • Bronze prize; JPY 300,000 (1 work)

  • Honorable Mention; JPY 50,000 (5 works)

Fan Favorite Winners will be honored with a certificate and a trophy.

  • 1st and 2nd highest number of votes (1 work each)  

〈 Eligibility 〉

The competition is open to any individual, group or nationality, and anyone can submit as many entries as they wish.


〈 Submission Period 〉 May 14, 2024 to August 29, 2024 (JST).

Entry guidelines and entry sheet including various regulations will be posted on the official website at a later date. 

Entry and submission of artwork files will be accepted on the official website. 

There is no entry fee.


〈 Results Announcement 〉 Expected around February 2025.


〈 Organizer 〉 Morisawa Inc.


〈 Partner 〉

JIYUKOBO



Additional information will be posted on the official website as well as on the following SNSs.

[ Morisawa Type Design Competition Official SNS ] ・Official X (former Twitter): https://twitter.com/mrswcompetition ・Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motc_morisawa/ ・Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrswcompetition/




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