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July 1, 2012
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It is time for another Typography contest! The theme of this contest will be…

Bring your Type to Life

This may sound abstract at first, but to keep the theme as open as possible, I choose a rather abstract title. There are many directions in which you can go. You could choose an anthropomorphic direction, where you breathe life into letters and give them human or other animate characteristics. Another route would be to create the letters out of living objects, such as plants or animals.

Which direction you choose, maybe even a third or fourth one, does not matter. What matters is that your letters are brought to life!

What kind of letters you bring to life, words, glyphs or sentences, is 100% up to you. This contest has a more visual approach, so you will not be judged on the creativity of the meaning you choose to give to the letters. However, don't rush it! Even one letter can appear completely different than another. Be wise with the letters, words or sentences you choose.

I hope this theme will be inspiring, to both Traditional and Digital Typographers, maybe even for Photo Manipulators, and even a Typography Beginner can create something awesome! There is no limitation on the media you use. You will have almost 2 months time to enter a submission, so I will post a lot of reminders ;)

Let's get creative!

The contest is open for all media!

This means for Traditional, that you can use Watercolors, Oil, Pencil, Ink, Collage, Installation, Sculpture etc. There is no limit as to what you can use!
For Digital Media, this includes Photo Manipulation, Vector, Vexel, 3D as well as Drawings or Paintings. Again, the only limit is your imagination.
Of course, you can also submit a Mixed Media entry, in which you combine Traditional and Digital elements.


  • Must be a new deviation, submitted after July 1st, 2012.
  • Deadline is August 26th, 2012. Any submission after that will not be taken into consideration.


  • It must, obviously, contain Typography.
  • Any medium is allowed, Traditional & Digital, as well as Mixed Media.
  • Please remember to follow the deviantArt Submission Policy.
  • Credit any stock material you use: This includes Photography, Textures, Vector Resources and Fonts!
  • You can enter more than once, but only be under the top 3 with one entry.
  • Only Entries in the Contests > 2012 > Bring Your Type to Life gallery are accepted.


12 months Premium Mbsp.
1600 deviantART points

6 months Premium Membership
1 Emoticon Stressballs set

1 month Premium Membership
1 Stressball Keychain

You will receive notes after the contest about your prize. For the Key Chain or Stressball set, you will be required to add those items to your wish list. All other details would follow via note.

If you have any question regarding the contest, you can ask in a comment here or somewhere else on my profile or send me a note :)

I am looking forward to your entries :eager: :la: :peace:

© 2012 pica-ae
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ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Can you estimate when the winners will come out? :-)
And how will they be picked?
pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
There are 6 judges who vote on the entries seperately :) I have become a bit sick in the last days, but the winners should be announced and contacted by the end of this week the latest :)
ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Ok, cool!
I wish you good health!
theperfectmess Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are my entry there in the contest gallery? i can't find it when i browse the entries.
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Mmh that is weird :confused:

However, I collected all eligible entries and yours are in there :nod:
theperfectmess Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ouh thank you than. I really don't want to missed this contest :hug:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
gishstudio Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I missed the cut off.. but when hitting browse i only see one entry... ? :hmm: did i do something wrong? would like to look at the entries :)
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I am not quite sure what you mean… you mean there is only one entry in the gallery here: [link] ?
gishstudio Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes there was only one haha that was a few days ago.. now looks like about 8. :-/ Thanks for link.
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