29Letters and Nuqat are proud to announce HOROUF, the first bilingual (Arabic and Latin) type design competition to take place at the yearly NUQAT Design Conference in Kuwait.

Experienced type designers as well as beginners can submit their Arabic and Latin type designs to an experienced and diverse international and regional jury. The winning fonts will be exhibited and will be presented with choice of being published by 29LT type foundry.

Horouf Poster

٢٩حرف ونقاط يطلقون «حروف»، أول مسابقة تصميم خطوط عربية ولاتينية التي ستعلن نتائجها خلال مؤتمر نقاط للإبداع السنوي في دولة الكويت

المسابقة مفتوحة لمصممي خطوط محترفين ومبتدئين بتقييم من لجنة حكم مكونة من محترفين عالمين ومحليين

الخطوط الرابحة ستعرض لجمهور المؤتمر كما وستحظى بفرصة إختيار نشرها من قبل ٢٩حرف

Horouf Competition GOALS as a social design initiative :
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• Give the recognition for professional non-latin type designers.
• Encourage talented designers to pursue their type design skills and passion.
• Enable amateur designers to finalize their fonts and publish them professionally.
• Increase the number of professional Arabic/Latin fonts in the MENA region.
• Spread awareness about the type design profession and the importance of typefaces in the visual communication field.
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آخر يوم للتسجيل
Registration Deadline:

July 15th, 2014 . EXTENDED TILL THE 31st OF JULY.

سيتم الإتصال بالمشاركين المختارين لتقديم خطوطهم بشكل كامل قبل
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for final submission before:

October 1st, 2014

تعلن أسماء الرابحين خلال مؤتمر نقاط للإبداع في نوڤمبر ٢٠١٤
Winners will be announced during Nuqat Creative Conference in November 2014.

Competition Categories:
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A. Type Designers مصمّمو الخطوط
1. Will be awarded within this category (Gold, Bronze or Silver),
2. Will be exhibited during the Nuqat Conference and any future collaborative events,
3. Present their type project during the Nuqat Awards Night to the Creative Community,
4. Awarded winners will have the choice to be published with 29LT.

B. Graphic Designers مصمّمو الغرافيك
1. Will be awarded within this category (Gold, Bronze or Silver),
2. Will be exhibited during the Nuqat Conference and any future collaborative events,
3. Participate in a workshop on type design for beginners.

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Jury Members:
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Huda AbiFares : Khatt Foundation (LB/NL)
Kameel Hawa : Mohtaraf (LB)
Mouneer Shaarani : Arabic Calligrapher & Artist (SY)
Peter Bilak : Typotheque (CS/NL)
Patrick Giasson : Loose Atom (UK)
Reza Abedini : Iranian Graphic Designer (IR/NL)

: لجنة اتحكيم
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(هدى أبي فارس (لبنان / هولندا
(كميل حوّا (لبنان
(منير الشعراني(سوريا
(بيتر بيلاك (تشيكوسلوفاكيا / هولندا
(باتريك جياسون (المملكة المتحدة
(رضا عابديني (إيران/ هولندا

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تسجّل الآن
Register Now!

English Application:
http://www.nuqat.me/en/entertainment/TypeCompetition

Arabic Application:
http://www.nuqat.me/ar/entertainment/TypeCompetition

Download the application form, fill it up, and email to horouf[at]29LT.com

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1‭. ‬ELIGIBLE ENTRIES

1.1‭. ‬
Any new typeface designs created between January 1‭, ‬2010‭ ‬and June 30‭, ‬2014‭ ‬
are eligible‭. ‬Designers or companies may submit typefaces design‭.‬

1.2‭. ‬
29LT and Nuqat reserve the right to change the category of the submission of any participant at their own discretion‭.‬

2‭. ‬INELIGIBLE ENTRIES

2.1‭. ‬
Extended or revised versions of older‭, ‬previously published type designs are not eligible‭. ‬This includes upgraded typefaces with‭ ‬newly expanded glyph sets in the original script‭.‬

2.2‭. ‬
Typefaces created by the jurors of the competition‭, ‬or current members of the Board are not eligible for entering‭.‬

2.3‭. ‬Designs published before January 1‭, ‬2010‭ ‬are not eligible‭.‬

3‭. ‬DEADLINE

3.1‭. ‬All application forms‭, ‬must be emailed before Tuesday‭, ‬15th of July 2014‭.‬

3.2‭. ‬
All entries with application forms attached‭, ‬must be submitted before Wednesday‭, ‬1st of October 2014‭. ‬Submission details will be‭ ‬provided at‭ ‬
a later stage‭.‬

4‭. ‬TERMS AND CONDITIONS

4.1‭. ‬
The Horouf Bilingual Type Design Competition is an international‭ ‬
competition to design a bilingual typeface‭.‬

4.2‭. ‬
The winning typefaces will be named to their assigned typeface name
‭ ‬in this form‭.‬

4.3‭. In case the winner chooses to publish with 29LT. 29LT will grant the winners of the Type Designers category royalty rights. The percentage of those rights will vary depending on how advanced is the completion of the font. 29LT reserves the right to decide on those criteria.

4.4‭. ‬
For the purposes of these terms and conditions Typeface refers to the style and distinctive appearance of the face‭, ‬and Font refers to its manifestations as bold‭, ‬regular or light‭.‬

4.5‭.‬
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Three winners from each category‭ (‬Type Designers‭ & ‬Graphic Designers‭) ‬
will be selected‭.‬

5‭. ‬COPYRIGHT AND USE OF NAME

5.1‭. ‬
All non-winning entrants retain the intellectual property rights of their entries‭.‬

5.2‭. ‬
In case the winner chooses to publish with 29LT. 29LT will grant the winners of the Type Designers category royalty rights. The percentage of those rights will vary depending on how advanced is the completion of the font. 29LT reserves the right to decide on those criteria.

5.3‭.‬
‭ ‬The short-listed and winners permit 29LT and Nuqat to use their name and provided details in connection with the competition‭.‬

5.4‭. ‬
29LT and Nuqat reserve the right to exhibit the winning entry or entries‭ ‬
and to publish these entries‭, ‬in whole or in part‭, ‬on the 29LT and/or Nuqat websites‭, ‬in media publications or broadcasts without fee to the entrant‭.‬

6‭. ‬Warranty

6.1‭. ‬
The entrant represents and warrants that the work is the entrantصs sole original work and the entrant indemnifies 29LT and Nuqat‭ ‬against any loss resulting from a breach of this warranty‭.‬

7‭. ‬QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES

7.1‭. ‬
Questions can be submitted by email only to horouf@29LT.com‭. ‬29LT and Nuqat will respond to questions relating to the competition‭, ‬including those concerning registration and process as soon as possible but cannot guarantee a response prior to any key dates‭.‬

8‭. ‬COMPETITION MATERIAL

8.1‭. ‬
Competitors should retain copies of all material submitted‭. ‬29LT and Nuqat will take reasonable care of such material but assume‭ ‬no liability for damage during transit or while in its possession‭. ‬No material submitted by entrants will be returned to entrants‭.‬

9‭. ‬CONFIDENTIALITY

9.1‭. ‬
Prior to the announcement of the winners‭, ‬no entrant may disclose to the media‭, ‬or any other group or individual‭, ‬information relating to the competition‭, ‬such as the name of the winning competitor‭. ‬Disclosure to the media of any information relating to the competition may result in legal action against the disclosure‭.‬

10‭. ‬DISQUALIFICATION

10.1‭. ‬
An author of an entry improperly attempts to influence the Jury members‭ ‬
or their advisers‭.‬

10.2‭. ‬The entry is received after the submission time and date‭.‬

10.3‭. ‬
The identity of the author of any entry is disclosed to the Jury or their‭ ‬
advisers‭.‬

10.4‭. ‬There is a breach of any competition provision or instruction‭.‬

10.5‭. ‬29LT and Nuqat will determine disqualification‭.‬

Apply Now, deadline July 15, 2014

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