TDC CALL FOR ENTRY 2020
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CALL FOR ENTRY 2020

The Tokyo Type Directors Club
Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2020
Entry Guidelines for Overseas Residents

The Tokyo Type Directors Club (Tokyo TDC) was founded in 1987 to pursue the possibilities of visual expression of letters and/or words. As before, we invite entries from all around the world for “Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards 2020” . Please send us artworks which cut across the boundaries separating type direction, typography, typo-graphics and type design.

ADeadline for submission

- September 28, 2019

BEligibility

– No special qualifications are needed to submit an entry. TDC requires that Applicants must be the Type Director of their works.

 

– Entries must have been produced between September 2018 and the deadline.
(For entries submitted outside the entry period, reasons must be entered in the Entry Label. )

 

– Foreign nationals who reside in Japan are requested to view and use the entry guidelines for Japanese residents.

 

– Entries of course assignments by groups of students will not be accepted. All entries by students must be done individually.

CJury

- from TDC Annual Awards management committee

Katsumi Asaba / Kazunari Hattori / Tsuguya Inoue / Kaoru Kasai / Atsuki Kikuchi / Gento Matsumoto / Masayoshi Nakajo / Norio Nakamura / Yukimasa Okumura / Katsuhiko Shibuya / Shin Sobue / Fumio Tachibana

- Guest jurors

Tota Hasegawa / Akira Kobayashi / Kiyonori Muroga / Yugo Nakamura / Daijiro Ohara / Takuya Onuki / Mina Tabei / Yui Takada / Ryoji Tanaka / Yoshihisa Tanaka / John Warwicker

- Special jurors for Type Design

Shigenobu Fujita / Ryoko Nishizuka / Osamu Torinoumi / Qiu Yin

- Special jurors for Book Design

Tatsuya Ariyama / HeiQuiti Harata / Hidenori Yoshioka

- Jury for RGB category

Tota Hasegawa / Gabin Ito / Atsuki Kikuchi / Yosuke Kurita / Ryoji Tanaka

◎Jurors will not vote for their own entries or those submitted by students they instructed directly.

DEvaluation and Announcement

Prize and Prize Money

– Grand Prize : 1 entry / TDC Prize : 6 entries / Type Design Prize : 1 entry / Book Design Prize : 1 entry / RGB Prize : 1 entry / Special Prize (not subject to prize money) : 0 ~ 2 entries

 

– Entrants of prize winning works will receive their prize money and the diploma at an award ceremony at the TDC exhibition in April 2020.

Grand Prize : JPY200,000 / Other Prizes : JPY100,000

◎ In the case that entries of TDC Annual Awards management committee members are evaluated as deserving prizes, they will be discussed as candidates for the Special Prize (not subject to prize money) or the Grand Prize.

Prize Nominee Work and Excellent Work

“Prize Nominee Work” means an entry shortlisted for a prize but not selected as a prize winning work.

“Excellent Work” means an entry, other than the above, which is selected to appear in the annual book.

◎A certification of the result (digital file) will be sent to entrants.

Notification to Entrants

– Notification of prize winning work will be introduced on the Top website by the beginning of November 2019.

– Notification of prize winning work, prize nominee work and excellent work will be sent by the end of November 2019 along with a request for the provision of credited manuscripts and image data.

Exhibition

– Prize winning and prize nominee works will be exhibited at TDC exhibition. Excellent works that earn high marks will be also exhibited. TDC exhibition will be held in April 2020 at the ginza graphic gallery in Tokyo.
◎Showings at other exhibitions not specified here are considered to be approved by entrants without permission.

Annual Book

– The international edition of Tokyo TDC, Vol.31 -The Best in International Typography & Design will be published in Winter 2020.

◎No complimentary copies of the annual book will be provided.

ESteps for Entry

1. Registering the entry

“Entry Registration” = Applicants name, personal information, and outline of your submission which includes entry works’ titles.
Entries can be registered online anytime at https://tokyotypedirectorsclub.org/ Please register your entry before submission.

 

TOKYO TDC 2020 Entry Registration (Google Form)

* If you can not use Google Form, please register here.

 

◎ You can print out the contents of the “Entry Registration” in A4 paper and enclose it as the “Entry List” in the work.
◎ If you fail to register the entry before submission, please fill in the “Handwritten Entry List (that can be downloaded from the website)” and submit the entry attached with the list. In that case, please make sure to complete online “Entry Registration” by October 31. (In this case, it will be convenient if you make a copy of the “Handwritten Entry List.” )

2. Attaching the Entry Label to the work

– Please use tape to attach the label to the work so that the label does not become detached.

 

– For posters, sheets and boards, please attach the Entry Label to the bottom left corner of the back side of the work. For books and other works, please attach it to Chart 4, Chart 3, etc. Please indicate the top and bottom positions of the work with the position of the attached label.

– Small-sized works can be folded after attaching an accompanying table.

– In the case that the work includes a huge number of small elements works that are too small to attach the Entry Label do not need to attach one, it can be placed in a transparent bag, envelop or box attached with the entire picture of the work and the Entry Label. (In that case, please enter the total number in the Number column of a series.)

– When submitting an independently produced work or work produced for a client company presided over by the entrant, please enter “Non-Client” in the “Client” column.

 

◎ Please note that the TDC will accept no responsibility for any loss of entries from which Entry Labels are detached.

◎ Clearly fill in the necessary items in both the left and the right columns of the entry label. (The left and right sides of the entry label will be detached and used separately in screening.)

◎ The use of personal information collected through the submission of entries is limited to the following purposes: disclosure in necessary situations in screening: exchanges regarding the submission of entries: and announcement on activities by the TDC.

3. Paying entry fees

– USD 30 for one entry

◎ The Tokyo TDC Annual Awards ask applicants to separate entries according to categories, even though they were produced for the same purpose. For example, one cannot submit a poster and a book as the same series. (exception: advertisement campaigns)

 

– Entries fees will be collected via PayPal.

Please access the URL below.

https://paypal.me/tokyotdc

1. Enter the sum of entry fees.

e.g.: In the case of one entry: USD 30 / In the case of three entries: USD 90

2. Login to your PayPal account.

3. Make payment via credit card.

◎ Deadline for the payment of entry fees: By September 28, 2019.

4. Sending the entry

Entries should be sent to:
Tokyo Type Directors Club (ATTN: Misa Kawaguchi)
6A, 5-25-13 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
Phone: 81-3-6276-5210 Fax: 81-3-6276-5211

 

 

For more information (E-mail)
contact@tokyotypedirectorsclub.org

 

 

 

All packages must be shipped prepaid. Shipping fees must be paid by entrants. Please also note that Tokyo TDC will NOT pay any customs duties, so be sure to mark “MATERIAL FOR CONTEST ENTRY ‒ NO COMMERCIAL VALUE” on the outside of each package and on the commercial invoice.

◎ If the submitted work comes in multiple packages, PLEASE number them as 1/2, 2/2 and so on.

◎ Please write “RGB entry” on the outside of the package for entry to the RGB category.

◎ To applicants who will complete to register the entry before September 28, we will send a receipt confirmation email after receiving their entry works.

For more information (E-mail)

FNotes

1. No entries will be returned.

 

2. Prize winning, prize nominee and excellent works will appear in the Tokyo TDC annual book, the digital archive and presumably in other various media including website. Taking this into consideration, applicants must be responsible for all the conceivable issues of copyright. TDC takes no responsibility for copyright issues.

 

3. Entries which do not follow the entry guidelines, or which the jury consider inappropriate, or which contravene the rights of others will be disqualified from the competition. TDC reserves the right to disqualify entries based on these conditions even after notification has been made that they are prize winning, prize nominee or excellent works. When doubts about whether a work conflicts with the copyrights of others arise after the annual book is issued, the producer of the controversial work and the corresponding third person are responsible for solving the problem. Tokyo TDC takes no responsibility in such matters.

 

4. Entries will be handled with the utmost care. However, TDC will not be responsible for any loss or damage to entries due to unavoidable accident. If such an accident occurs, the applicant may be asked to re-ship the entry.

 

5. Entrants grant TDC the right to reproduce the images of entries for promotional purposes.

 

6. The layout of the annual book is done in accordance with the editing format and policy of the TDC annual book. We will not accommodate special requests from entrants.

 

7. The TDC annual book will be produced basically using the digital files provided by applicants. Due to technical and organizational constraints, TDC reserves the right to determine the trimming and cutout of the images requested by the annual book’ s designer without permission from the applicants. TDC will photograph the entry works if need be.

GCategory / Entry Rules

1. Small Graphics

Calendar, Record Jacket, Flier, Ticket, Invitation, DM, Catalog, Pamphlet etc.

 

– Entries of actual works.

– When layout flat works to a board: Paper materials / no larger than A2 size( No limitation on the number of boards.)

– Entrants are allowed to submit photos by attaching them to A2 size sheets. (No limitation on the number of sheets.)

2. Editorial/Book Design

– Entries of actual works. Put a sticky note on a page to which you would like to draw attention.

– For parts to which you would like to draw special attention, such as pages attach them to a A2 size board (paper materials/ no limitation on the number of boards) and submit it along with the actual work.

3. Type Design

– Both character sets and sample passages of text, which can be short or long, must be submitted on a A2 size paper printout ( no limitation on the number of sheets.)

– From this year, entries can be submitted by e-mail in the form of PDF files (limited to A2 size, 10 pages.)

– Type design seen on screen can be submitted by e-mail.
contact@tokyotypedirectorsclub.org
Subject : 2020 Entry / Type design

◎Title or logo design cannot be applied in type design category.

4. Mark & Logotype/CorporateStationery/Branding

Mark & Logo/Logotype, their systems, CI, VI, Corporate stationery, Brand design including logo and entire design for it

(Advertisement in Branding must be submit to category ⑥)

 

– Entries of actual works.
– When layout flat works to a board: Paper materials / no larger than A2 size( No limitation on the number of boards.)
– Entrants are allowed to submit photos by attaching them to A2 size sheets. ( No limitation on the number of sheets.)
– In the case that the Motion logo is included, the Motion logo can be submitted by e-mail in advance.
contact@tokyotypedirectorsclub.org
Subject : 2020 Entry / Motion logo

5. Signage & Display / Packaging

– Entries of actual works.
– When layout flat works to a board: Paper materials / no larger than A2 size( No limitation on the number of boards.)
– Entrants are allowed to submit photos and descriptions by attaching them to A2 size sheets.(No limitation on the number of sheets.)
◎ Video work such as displays should be submitted to Category ⑥ Advertising

6. Advertising

Newspaper&Magazine Advertisement / Poster A = Advertising Poster / Advertising Campaign / TVCF / Digital Signage / Background Videos / Exhibition Videos / Exhibition Video Archives, etc.

 

– Entries of actual works.
– When layout flat works to a board: Paper materials / no larger than A2 size( No limitation on the number of boards.)
– Entrants are allowed to submit photos by attaching them to A2 size sheets.( No limitation on the number of sheets.)
◎ Posters that cannot be rolled for storing must be no larger than B1 size.

– TVCF, digital signage, background videos, exhibition videos, and exhibition video archives should not be combined with other works as a series of works, but should be submitted as a single entry.
Data format: QuickTime Movie (.mov)
PDF introducing the work: Characteristic still image, viewing environments, contents and features (one vertical A4-size sheet)

7. Poster B

For poster entries not included in category ⑥
Independently produced posters and experimental posters should be submitted to Poster B category, not to trial.

 

– Entries of actual works.
◎ Posters that cannot be rolled for storing must be no larger than B1 size.

8. Experimental Work

For entries not included in the other categories.

 

– Entries of actual works.
– When layout flat works to a board: Paper materials / no larger than A2 size( No limitation on the number of boards.)
– Entrants are allowed to submit photos by attaching them to A2 size sheets.(No limitation on the number of sheets.)
◎ Posters that cannot be rolled for storing must be no larger than B1 size.

9. RGB

Web site, Web movie, Interactive design, Application, Music Video, Installation etc.

 

– website: Submitted by e-mail with the information listed in items 1-12 below.
contact@tokyotypedirectorsclub.org
Subject : 2020 RGB Entry
1. Applicant (Type Director) name 2. Postal address 3. Phone number 4. E-mail address and private URL 5. Occupation : Company / School 6. URL of the entry 7. Appealing points / pages 8. Client 9. Copyright owner 10. A brief explanation of the entry work (within 120 words) 11. Operating System : Provide specification of the platform, OS, browser, plug-in requirements, or technology used for production. 12. Attach 1 to 3 captured images of appealing scenes in JPEG.

– Entries of media contents includes Video works must be submitted the URL from which the work’ s data can be downloaded by e-mail, or send them in the form of DVD-R (without copy-guard.) to our postal address.
– Note the recommended operation environment (system requirements). Briefly explain your work within 120 words and 1 to 3 captured images printouts of appealing scenes must accompany the entry.

– Entries of installation sites and works that include hardware must be submitted by video documentation (ex. “.mov”, “.mp4”  format).

– Entries of smart phones and tablet computers related design and software: Unlock DRM (copy-guard) and accompany with some captured images.