2013 SPARK>APP ENTRY FEES
The Spark>App Awards are for work that is published and available to the general public, companies or organizations. It is not for concept or student work (however, student and concept apps are welcome in the Spark Concept competition). The Spark>App emphasis is on “finished” products that are considered viable in the marketplaces for Apps.
Professional Entry Fees
Series or campaign entries may be submitted with a single registration. The series fee is an additional $100 one-time surcharge, for any number of additional pieces.
Finalist Second Round Hanging Fee (only if entry is a Finalist):
Professional entry, US$150
Non-professional/Non-profit organizations: US$50
Winners Circle Service Charge (includes digital Spark yearbook, Exhibition(s), Logo rights, Winners Certificate PDF, Online Gallery, Publicity and Awards Celebration.)
Professional or company: US$250
Student, non-professional and non-profit organizations: US$150
Spark Official Trophy: $195, plus shipping. Additional (identical) trophy: $125
Notes: Spark works hard to provide the best value of any of the major 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 half the cost of those competitions, when all their handling and service fees are added up. We urge all designers to research and inform themselves about these facts.
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 from deadline.