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The Web Font Awards (wf:a) Celebrate Typographic Freedom

The Web Font Awards is the first ceremony to celebrate the new-found typographic freedom that Web designers are experiencing across the globe. The competition will recognize the designers and websites that are putting this emerging technology to greatest use.

Aimed at promoting Web font awareness and adoption, the Web Font Awards is open to eligible users of any Web font service or technology that uses an @font-face declaration.

The competition culminates with a live award ceremony at the Future of Web Design conference, to be held 15 – 17 November 2010 in New York City.

Objective

This is a skill-based contest. Entrants create and submit for judging a web site that uses web fonts. The purpose of the contest is to promote awareness and adoption of Web font technology.

Entries will be judged on three criteria: typography, creativity and usability, each of which will be equally weighted.

Prizes

  • Community Choice
    • $3,000 (U.S.)
    • Twenty user license for the Monotype® Library, Linotype® Originals and ITC® Library font collections
    • One year Professional subscription to the Fonts.com Web Fonts service.
    • One 32GB Apple® iPad® mobile digital device with Wi-Fi
  • Judges’ Choice – 1st place
    • $3,000 (U.S.)
    • Twenty user license for the Monotype Library, Linotype Originals and ITC Library font collections
    • One year Professional subscription to the Fonts.com Web Fonts service.
    • One 32GB Apple iPad mobile digital device with Wi-Fi
  • Judges’Choice – 2nd place
    • Twenty user license for the Monotype Library, Linotype Originals and ITC Library font collections
    • One year Professional subscription to the Fonts.com Web Fonts service.
    • One 32GB Apple iPad mobile digital device with Wi-Fi
  • Judges’Choice – 3rd place
    • One year Professional subscription to the Fonts.com Web Fonts service.
    • One 32GB Apple iPad mobile digital device with Wi-Fi

Rules

  • You are a professional or a hobbyist in the field of web design;
  • You are 18 years of age or older;
  • You are not a resident of any of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria (as U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to these countries);
  • You are not an employee of Monotype Imaging Inc., Linotype GmbH, Carsonified, FW Media, MAGMA Brand Design, Stiebner, Centaur Media, AtypI or any media affiliateidentified at webfontawards.com, or any of their affiliated companies;
  • You are not an employee or contractor of any organization that provides or offers Web font technologies or services.
  • You are not involved in any part of the administration and execution of this contest; and
  • You are not an immediate family member (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of any person identified in the prior two bullet points.

How to enter?

You can enter by creating an account and uploading your submission on the official website.