SPARK:PRODUCT AWARD CATEGORIES
Spark:Product includes Product and Industrial Design
For all the Spark competitions, we have tried to create a very open entry system, for every possible type of design within the disciplines covered. Thus, we have listed a large number of categories. Sometimes, a design may even fit more than one category. Don’t worry about choosing the “best” one when registering. Everything is judged on its merits.
Designs are not judged within a category, but rather, in the context of our Criteria. There are no rigid divisions—categories are listed here so a designer feels that their work is appropriate and welcome. We can have any number of winners—or none in any given area. All depends on the work, and the design sensibility of jury. That’s why we work hard to find tough, fair and collegial judges.
If you have a design that you consider one of your true “classics,” Spark has a perfect opportunity. We have launched the Spark Classics category. Any design, in any media may be submitted, including designs previously submitted to Spark competitions. Designs must have been created in 2000 or later. Fees, deadlines and terms are the same as the rest of the competition.
Leisure, sports, health, well-being and outdoor recreation
Industrial and consumer tools and equipment
General consumer goods and appliances
Kitchen, domestic and bath
Electronic equipment—telecom, audio, home entertainment, computers, etc.
Jewelry, timepieces. awards, trophies and luxury goods
FURNITURE & OUTDOOR
Street furniture and fittings
Note: the Spark categories have been established to provide a helpful way for designers to describe and organize their entry. If the jury feels that an entry would be better served in another, it may move that entry.