Spark Spaces


Spark Spaces Design HQ

Spark’s eighth annual Official Call For Entry went live on January 1, 2014. Come on in and join in the fun!

The new Spark Spaces competition is focused on Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design and Landscape. This competition is for work that is either built, produced, built on spec or as part of a proposal, or is in pre-production, with commercial intent. This competition does not include design work in the idea stage, which are highlighted in a dedicated competition called Spark Concept. All competitions continue Spark’s core mission and Criteria.

Spark is international in scope and accepts entries from all designers, everywhere. The Criteria and Mission are shared by all Spark competitions. Spaces is for professional designers only. Student work is submitted into Spark>Concept.

Spark Spaces launched January 1, 2014. The Early deadline is June 2, Standard Deadline is September 15, and the Late Deadline is October 10. Finalists will send their work or displays to Spark from October 14-25. The Spark Awards 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 at least three 1 mb images of their work, plus a 50-word short description, and answer a series of questions. 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 San Francisco, California. Winners are responsible for a Winners Circle Service charge, which covers various marketing and winner benefits.