In May this year, type behemoth Monotype Imaging announced the public beta of Font.com Web Fonts – a hosted service that utilises the @font-face CSS rule, thus enabling designers to choose web enabled fonts from the vast Monotype, Linotype and ITC libraries (not to mention third-party foundries) for website design. Now Monotype has launched the Web Font Awards to applaud site design that has embraced the possibilities that Web Font offers…
The competition will look to recgonise sites that “incorporate exceptional use of Web Fonts” and is open for entries from around the world. Prizes include two $3000 cash awards, Apple iPads, and various typeface offerings from Monotype. Winning entries will be selected at a live judging event on November 16 during the Future of Web Design conference in New York.
As well as entering the competition, visitors can browse entries on the competition website at webfontawards.com and rate each one. The top five user-rated sites appear in a top five Leaderboard section on the right hand side of the site… As well as the winning sites selected by the jury panel in November, there will be a Community Choice winner: the site with the highest rating at the competition close.
Full details at webfontawards.com