Spark:Communication Design HQ
Spark’s seventh annual Official Call For Entry will be issued April 1, 2013. Come, join the fun!
Spark:Communication is focused on Graphic, Package, Brand, UX and Interface, Motion and Environmental/signage design, among others. App Design may be entered in the new Spark>App Design competition, currently open for entries, or in this Communication Design competition.
Communication design student entries now belong in the Spark>Concept & Student competition, >HERE.
This competition is for work that is either published, produced, created on spec or as part of a proposal, or is scheduled for production. All competitions continue Spark’s core mission and basic Criteria.
Spark is international in scope and accepts entries from all designers, everywhere.
The Spark>Communication competitions will continue on the annual schedule established in 2007, with a Call For Entry April 1, and final deadline and Jury in the Fall. The Celebration will follow in February.
The Competition will be judged along the same lines as earlier Spark events—same Criteria, Categories, website and branding. Spark is a two-phase competition. There is one pricing tier, for companies, organizations and professional designers.
Spark juries are new for each competition, international and come from across the spectrum of design disciplines, media, educators and experts.
Entrants upload three images of their work (up to 1mb each). At least one of the images must be completely free of any text, call-out lines, boxes or blurbs, and ideally, float on a white background.
Entrants will also supply a 50-word, short description (for caption and display purposes), and a longer description of up to 250 words (where you concisely describe your design strategy, unique properties and the problem it solves). All entries and their descriptions must be in English.
If you have additional team members, put their names in the new “Additional Team Members” box.
You will also find a box on the entry form for a Youtube video link. It can be up to three minutes in length. This is highly recommended—however, it is an option, not a requirement. Sorry, only Youtube links are currently allowed. NO Vimeo, et al.
APP design entrants must provide a link to their published app in the Play Store, App Store etc. If the app is not free, make sure to provide a link to a trial offer, sample or sponsored application.
The Jury will see and judge from the the images, videos or App (if provided) and descriptions. Pick your best shots!
The Phase One jury will review entries at Phase One deadline. Finalist status will be announced as judgments are determined. Phase Two Finalists will pay a “hanging fee” to proceed in the competition and send their work (or high-quality display board) to the Jury site in San Francisco, California. Phase Two judges will review all confirmed Finalists after the Late Deadline and winners are announced shortly afterwards.
There is a required Winners Circle Fee which covers various marketing and Yearbook benefits. There is also an option to purchase a trophy for winners. Finalists may also purchase the trophy. To learn more about fees go >HERE