2014 SPARK PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD ENTRY FEES
1. Phase 1 General Entry Fee
2. Series or Campaign Fee
Multiple, related entries, like a family of kitchen appliances, may be submitted with a single registration. The series fee is an additional US$110 one-time surcharge, for any number of additional pieces.
3. Phase 2 Finalist Second Round Fee
(Only if entry is a Finalist): US$150
4. Winners Circle Service Charge
(Only if entry is a Winner): US$275
Please note: the Winners Circle Service Charge is not optional. It is an important part of competition funding and all winners are obligated to pay it. If you enter the competition, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the event, which include this fee. Only those firms and individuals who pay their fees are considered Official Spark Winners.
Official Winner Benefits include: digital Spark Yearbook, Exhibition(s), Logo Usage Rights, Winners Certificate PDF, Online Gallery, Publicity and Awards Celebration.
Optional: the Spark Official Trophy: US$195, plus shipping/service charge. Additional (identical) trophy: $125
Optional: the gold-foil Spark Certificate. This is a framed paper certificate of great beauty. It is customized to the winner and available in limited quantities. US$45, plus shipping/service charge.
Payments are made directly to our secure online registration page. We accept the following credit cards: VISA Mastercard, JCB, Diners Club and Discover. In special circumstances, Spark can also take payment via Paypal and bank wire with their standard service charges and by check (USA checks only).
All dates and fees subject to change. Fees are due upon registration or upon notification of Finalist or Winner status. Refunds are available, up to 6 weeks prior to deadline.
Spark works hard to provide the best value of any of the major international design awards, as well as having the most modern competition criteria. To widen the entrant field, and keep the competition as open to as many designers as possible, we have a low initial entry fee, then a second “hanging fee” for finalists, and later, a Winners Circle service charge for winners. Thus, only those who participate–and benefit the most, pay the complete fees. Those who participate less, pay less.
We usually have lower fees than the other major design awards—in many comparisons Spark is less than half the cost of those competitions, when all their winners fees are added up. We urge all designers to research and inform themselves about these facts.