8th International Type Design Competition
for non-Latin typefaces


Website fixed – Deadline extended

Some days ago our website became target of a successful attack. Now it's fixed and we are back with nearly all the content and everything you have to know for taking part at this years' competition.

Everything has two faces: Thanks to the hackers we decided to extend the deadline to 30 August.

GRANSHAN Competition 2015

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia
and tgm – Typographische Gesellschaft München
call for entries for GRANSHAN 2015,
the 8th International Competition for Non-Latin Typefaces.

GRANSHAN celebrates the diversity and richness of typographic scripts that underpin global communication, empower communities, and define identity. It combines complexity with uniqueness, cultural technique with heritage and the power of local and international scripts.

This years’ motto for the GRANSHAN Competition and Conference is »Global design in practice«. Non-Latin Typefaces are a relevant key factor for the genuine exploration of this motto. The fact that the GRANSHAN Competition is expanding constantly – and including at least one more script language every year – shows that the potential is far from being exhausted. There are still so many scripts to be discovered and embraced.

The 8th GRANSHAN Competition explores the enormous potential of Non-Latin Typefaces. And this year, for the first time, Hebrew has been included – resulting in a total of 10 categories:
  • Armenian text typefaces
  • Arabic text typefaces
  • Chinese text typefaces
  • Cyrillic text typefaces
  • Greek text typefaces
  • Indic text typefaces
  • Thai text typefaces
  • Korean text typefaces
  • Hebrew text typefaces
  • Display typefaces


All typefaces that have been designed or digitized after 2012 and meet the competition requirements are eligible. All submitted typefaces must comply with and use the Unicode encoding system. Submissions can be a single style or type families. All type designers from all parts of the world are invited to take part in the competition


In each of the ten categories up to three certificates will be awarded, and a jury of international experts will award the Grand Prize GRANSHAN 2015, endowed with 1,000 € (approx. 1,300 USD). Moreover, samples of the winning entries will be exhibited at the different places all over the world. Winners will be announced in November 2015 in Yerevan, at Republic of Armenia's Culture ministers press conference..