Spark>Transport Design HQ
Spark’s seventh annual Official Call For Entry will be issued April 1, 2013. Come, join in the fun!
Spark>Transport has a mission. As Christopher Chapman, Chief Designer of Hyundai Design North America pointed out, this is about The Dream–of an efficient, sustainable and beautiful new transportation reality. We hope to help make it happen.
In this, one of our most exciting new competitions, we will explore and discover the rapidly expanding universe of transportation. Our focus will be on innovative developments that are also “green,” in the sense that they exemplify a commitment to using natural resources more efficiently. This unique perspective will shine a spotlight on audacious designs and technologies that challenge the current state of the art. We hope all participants in these many fields and disciplines will tilt their windmills into the wind and send us their Sparks!
Spark is international in scope and accepts entries from all designers, everywhere. The Criteria and Mission are shared by all Spark competitions. Spark>Mobility is for professional designers only. Student work is submitted into Spark>Concept.
The new Spark competitions will continue on the annual schedule established in 2007, with a Call For Entry April 1, and final deadline and Jury in late Fall. The Celebration will follow in January.
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. Phase 1 chooses Finalists. Phase 2 chooses Winners.
Spark juries are new for each competition, international and come from across the spectrum of design disciplines, media, educators and experts.
Entrants will upload three 1 mb images of their work, plus a 50-word short description, and a longer description of up to 250 words. All entries and their descriptions must be in English.
The Phase One jury will review entries at each deadline (Early and Standard). Status will be announced as judgments are determined. Finalists will pay a “hanging fee” to proceed in the competition, and send their work, model or high-quality display board to the Jury site in Los Angeles, California. Winners are responsible for a Winners Circle Service charge, which covers various marketing and winner benefits.