Monotype Imaging Holdings is accepting entries through Nov. 7, 2010 for the first Web Font Awards, an international competition designed to recognize web sites that incorporate exceptional use of web fonts.
Prizes include two US$3,000 cash awards, iPads and various typeface offerings from Monotype Imaging. Winning entries will be determined at a live judging event on Nov. 16, during the Future of Web Design conference, Nov. 15-17, in New York City.
Contest entries can be built with web font technology from any provider, including self-built solutions, as long as the site or web page uses actual fonts that are served to Internet-connected machines through the @font-face declaration. There is no limit to the number of entries that an individual can submit.
All accepted designs will be displayed in a gallery at http://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 aren’t required to attend the judging event or the Future of Web Design conference. Winning entries will also be posted after Nov. 16 at http://www.webfontawards.com .