alphabet contest update!

Well, after two days and over 400 emails, I’ve finally narrowed down our Design Your Own Alphabet Contest winners . . . to 30. There was NO way for me to get it lower than that because you guys seriously went above and beyond to design amazing alphabets! So rather than one day of voting, we’re going to have three days of voting next week. Each day will represent a style of alphabet from the designs submitted and we’ll choose a winner from each category. Then those three winners will go head-to-head to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Yep, that’s right — I decided to extend the prize to include a 2nd and 3rd place. There were just too many amazing entries to limit it to one winner. So Design*Sponge will be covering the 2nd and 3rd place prizes: $300 (2nd place) and $200 (3rd place). If you entered, stay tuned because on Monday we’ll start with the top 10 in one of the categories. The second group will go up on Tuesday and then the third will go up on Wednesday. On Thursday we’ll vote to determine the order of the top three and the winners will be announced on Friday. A big congrats to everyone who took the time to enter — you’re seriously all winners already for putting so much work into your entries!

*Images below are shots from alphabets entered in this year’s contest!

  1. Julia says:

    LOVE it! I cant wait until Monday now :)

  2. Shones says:

    wow, those are some seriously creative fonts!

  3. Really can’t wait either – look at Clover! That’s just fan-bloomin’-tastic!

  4. I love the Sparrow, the Loose Knit amnd the Ribbon- hope we can use them someday- will they be available somehow ?? That would be good!

  5. Christine says:

    Ooh, teasing us with that beautiful lone “N” — can’t wait to see more.

  6. Emily Z. says:

    Man oh man, I can’t wait for Monday!

  7. Jess says:

    [squeals with joy & claps hands together] Oh, I can’t wait for Monday!!! I didn’t get done with mine in time, but am so looking forward to seeing the lovely type goodness next week.

  8. Christine says:

    Wow, loose Knit now that is flippin creative.

  9. Hilary says:

    Did you or are you going to email the 30 contenders so they know if they qualify or not? Or will it be a surprise for them?

    LOVE the teasers!

    1. grace says:


      it will be a surprise ;)


  10. gioia says:

    yay! i’ve been waiting to see these..

  11. Carly says:

    Oh geez, seeing these screenshots makes me feel embarrassed about what I turned in, hahaha.

  12. Shayna says:

    Oh man, I NEED “Loose Knit!” I want to make all of the gift tags for my handknit gifts with that font. Love it!

  13. teresa says:

    Cannot stop giggling over the name “Mangy Sasquatch” – I think that name is a winner in itself. Love it!

  14. imagine:joy says:

    Wow, these are all terrific. I particularly love the ABCD in the middle!

  15. Andy says:

    Also love what’s included in the teaser. Any hints on what the alphabet styles are?

  16. Andy says:

    The three styles for the segmented voting days, I should clarify.

  17. Girlie says:

    Gosh, so clever!

  18. Emmeline says:

    Lovely fonts, can’t wait to see more!

  19. ag. says:

    These ones are so creative…looking forward to seeing the top 30!


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