Typography Poster - Design Month Fun Challenge

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Challenge Summary

Welcome to the Typography Poster – A Design Month Fun Challenge!

In this challenge we are looking to create some cool typography artwork related to our community. This should be a fun and creative challenge.

Besides top 3 placements, we will be awarding for place 4th and 5th a Topcoder t-shirt.

We have a special bonus prize of $50 for each new member that submits to a design challenge and gets any of the placements from 1st to 3rd. A new member is defined as a member who didn’t submit in any design challenge before.

Read the challenge specification carefully and watch the challenge forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. Feel free to ask any questions in the challenge forum!
Designers, this is a Design Month Fun Challenge! There is no desired outcome, no specific colors or ideas, but just a chance for you to have some fun and design something super cool!
For this challenge, we are asking you to use typography in a meaningful way to create some awesome posters. Your design can be as simple as a message for the community, or to a fellow designer to more complex as maybe make the face of one of the admins using different words. The exploration is big and the only thing we ask you to follow is to keep this related to our community or site. The posters will be up for voting by the community and the best one will win a T-Shirt.
Use the following examples as inspiration of what you could do, but don’t copy them:
-       Design Your Way
-       Pinterest
-       Webneel  
-       Inspiration from other sources
-       Inspiration Feed
Think about how to use the hierarchy, kerning, white space and different fonts to achieve a great result. The designs can have a 3D look or a 2D look or they can be combined with photos in a clever way like here. We’re expecting to be amazed!

We’re going to print the best top 10 posters to display at the Indonesia event so many of you will have the chance to see them on a large scale!
Stock Artwork & Icons
- Stock photos are allowed for this challenge
- Make sure to declare all your assets properly or you might fail screening
Target Devices
- Print: 11 inch x 14 inch @ 300 dpi (CMYK mode)
- Web: 790 px x 1000 px @ 72 dpi  (RGB mode)
Target Audience
- Topcoder Members
- Topcoder Admins
Judging Criteria
- How appealing does the poster looks
- How easy is to read the information
- Hierarchy and organization of content
- Overall design aesthetics
Submission Deliverables
Preview Image
Please create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place your submissions within it. You are free to resize or crop your submission to fit this size, but do not add any filters or elements for dramatic effect, such as drop shadows or reflections.
Submission File
All requested Contest Deliverables in JPG or PNG file format in RGB color mode at 72dpi.
Source Files
All original source files of the submitted design. Files should be delivered in Ai, EPS, PSD or Sketch format. Layers should be named and well organized.

Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.

How To Submit

  • New to Studio? ‌Learn how to compete here
  • Upload your submission in three parts (Learn more here). Your design should be finalized and should contain only a single design concept (do not include multiple designs in a single submission).
  • If your submission wins, your source files must be correct and “Final Fixes” (if applicable) must be completed before payment can be released.
  • You may submit as many times as you'd like during the submission phase, but only the number of files listed above in the Submission Limit that you rank the highest will be considered. You can change the order of your submissions at any time during the submission phase. If you make revisions to your design, please delete submissions you are replacing.

Winner Selection

Submissions are viewable to the client as they are entered into the challenge. Winners are selected by the client and are chosen solely at the client's discretion.


Topcoder will compensate members in accordance with our standard payment policies, unless otherwise specified in this challenge. For information on payment policies, setting up your profile to receive payments, and general payment questions, please refer to ‌Payment Policies and Instructions.


2018 Topcoder(R) Open


Screening Scorecard


Your Design Files:

  1. Look for instructions in this challenge regarding what files to provide.
  2. Place your submission files into a "Submission.zip" file.
  3. Place all of your source files into a "Source.zip" file.
  4. Declare your fonts, stock photos, and icons in a "Declaration.txt" file.
  5. Create a JPG preview file.
  6. Place the 4 files you just created into a single zip file. This will be what you upload.

Trouble formatting your submission or want to learn more? ‌Read the FAQ.

Fonts, Stock Photos, and Icons:

All fonts, stock photos, and icons within your design must be declared when you submit. DO NOT include any 3rd party files in your submission or source files. Read about the policy.


All submissions are screened for eligibility before the challenge holder picks winners. Don " t let your hard work go to waste. Learn more about how to  pass screening.

Questions? ‌Ask in the Challenge Discussion Forums.


  • Layered PSD files created in Adobe Photoshop or similar
  • AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • EPS files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Sketch

You must include all source files with your submission.



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