SOTA Student Typography Contest

The Society of Typographic Aficionados has announced its sixth annual SOTA Catalyst Award. The award is targeted at young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. It recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography. The purpose of the award is to act as a catalyst in the career of a young person who does not yet have broad exposure in the profession.

Among the side benefits is that the judging panel (John Langdon, Zuzana Licko, Kamal Mansour, and Jan Middendorp) will be forced to look closely at the work.

The recipient will be awarded up to $2,000 USD in reimbursement for transportation and lodging expenses to attend the TypeCon2015 conference in Denver, CO — August 12th to 16th. They will have their conference registration fee paid for and will be required to give a 20-minute presentation during the main conference program. Recipients should be available to attend the conference from Thursday to Sunday.

The deadline for entries is April 6; find details here.

–Bob McCamant