Hi Folks—Happy August
Spark has some interesting news to share regarding our plans for the months to come.

1. All the various Spark Award categories are welcoming entries now. They are listed >HERE

2. Of special note, we’ve had many requests to bring back the Product category for the Autumn period (in addition to the Spring event which just wrapped up). So Product has been added back into the schedule and launches August 1, deadlining in mid-November and judged in San Francisco, November 15.

3. Mark your calendars for the Spark Winners Celebration and Jury Salon, November 16, also in San Francisco. This event is free for Spark participants and $10/pp to the public.

4. Spark is soon off for some design adventures—first to Seoul for the giant K-Design Awards. This event is the culmination of one of South Korea’s largest design competitions, hosted by founder Doyoung Kim of Designsori fame.

Our next stop will be to explore Helsinki and meet the leadership of Cumulus, the international organization dedicated to design education.

Finally we’ll attend the INDEX Awards in Elsinore, Denmark, to celebrate “Design to Improve Life.” They have a great cause and we’re always excited to attend.

So– we hope you are having a restful, peaceful and rewarding Summer, too.

All Best!
–Spark