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Spark Begins Third-Quarter
With a Bang! Standard Deadline:
Heads Up, Designers & Design Marketers
Deadlines are quickly approaching. Enter by September 15 to keep entry fees down. But don’t fret if you miss that deadline—the Late (and last) 2013 Deadline is October 10.
The registration system is pretty easy to follow. Just fill out the info >HERE, make sure to check your email for our verification link, click on it and Bob’s yer uncle. (You are ready to submit entries.)
Where Did It Go?
Wow–this Summer has flown by. We hope you’ve had some quality time-off. Spark has kept pretty busy renovating our offices. Now we’re kicking off the 2013 marcom campaign via digital and good old print media. We’ll be reaching out to every design community in the world and we’ll need your help to do it. Please—make sure all your design friends know about the events to come.
Where Do We Go?
Yep– we’re off again. The Spark team, including founder Pete Kuchnicki, are paying visits to designers, design firms, companies and schools in Hong Kong, Taipei and Seoul beginning in late August. We’ll post the fun at the Spark AsianLine blog.
Where Does Spark Go?
Into our seventh year— and now with seven Sparks. That’s a very lucky 7×7! To commemorate our 7th anniversary, we have been developing our latest cutting-edge competition: Spark>Experience Design. Here’s Studio Hinrich’s striking Spark>Experience icon:
This relatively new discipline goes under several names, like Service Design, UE, UX, XD and Experience Design. It’s about analyzing, designing and improving the user’s experience.This is new territory for design awards. Spark wants to see—through your entries—the experience of designing experience. Everyone—clients and consultants both, are affected by going through this process. It has to change you, and we want to know how. Learn More >HERE
Creative Hotspots For Creative Hotshots.
The seven Spark Juries are confirmed, and the judging venues need to epitomize the innovation and forward-thinking that Spark stands for. The Autodesk Gallery, our host for 5 years, is an outstanding example of this.
Created by visionary CEO Carl Bass and ably curated by Jason Medal-Katz and his team, the Gallery is an inspiration to visitors and Spark jurors alike. (They have some great parties, too!) Autodesk will be hosting five of the largest Spark competitions this year, but two brand new events will also take place in Los Angeles.
Architecture and design firm Gensler is 2013 hosting sponsor for the new Spark>Experience Design and Spark>Transport Design juries. “The action will take place in late October,” said Spark Jury Manager, Claire Woolf. “Entries from around the world will be judged in this breathtaking facility. We’re honored with Gensler’s recognition of Spark and grateful for the opportunity to launch our newest competitions in this spectacular space.”
Speaking of Sparktacular
The new Spark 2013 Poster by Kit Hinrichs is out, and it’s one of our all-time favorites. It is being sent to all the top design schools and firms. A very limited number of high-quality collector’s editions are available at US $50. (Size is 11″x17″, mailed in a tube. Printed by RIOT Creative Imaging.)
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And That’s All, Folks!