Monotype has set up a competition to reward the best use of typography online using web fonts technologies. Any site can be entered that uses 'live text' for typography -- ie using CSS's @font-face tag and not images -- and it's not confined to users of Monotype's own Web Fonts service.
Prizes include two $3,000 (£1,890) cash awards, Apple iPads and a number of typeface offerings from Monotype Imaging. Winning entries will be determined at a live judging event on Nov 16, 2010, during the Future of Web Design conference in New York.
All accepted designs will be displayed in a gallery at www.webfontawards.com, where site visitors can rate each entry one time based on the quality of typography, creativity and usability. The entry with the highest score at the conclusion of the viewing period will receive the Community Choice award.
In addition, three designs will be selected to vie for first, second and third place Judges’ Choice awards at a live ceremony at the upcoming Future of Web Design conference in New York City. Judging will be based equally on the quality of typography, creativity and usability of the three selected designs. Award winners will be informed by e-mail and are not required to attend the judging event or the Future of Web Design conference.
Top prizes include $3,000 for the Community Choice award winner and the first place winner, in addition to a 32GB Apple iPad device with a Wi-Fi connection, 20-user license for the Monotype® Library, Linotype® Originals and ITC® Library font collections, and a one-year paid subscription to Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com Web Fonts service when it becomes available commercially. A single entry is eligible to win the Community Choice award in addition to a Judges’ Choice award – and receive the full collection of prizes for both.
Complete rules on the Web Font Awards, including submission guidelines, eligibility requirements, judging criteria and procedures, award ceremony and prize details including the breakdown for Community Choice, first, second and third place Judges’ Choice awards are available at www.webfontawards.com.