The Competitions are judged along the same lines as earlier Spark events—same Criteria, Categories, website and registration system. They are multi-disciplinary and multi-level. They are two-phase competitions.
The Spark>App entry process is largely “virtual.” That is, it is entered and conducted online, over the Spark website. Phase 1 entries are electronic and judging takes place entirely online. The Phase 2 judging is with an assembled, “live,” jury in San Francisco. Optionally, entrants may include a display board for the Phase 2 jurors, in addition to the standard media required.
To restate: entrants must upload their app store link, video link, images and descriptions. In addition, a display board may be submitted for Phase 2. This can be delivered or shipped to Jury HQ during the Finalist confirmation period, or produced at a local SF display board production house like ARC Color Reprographics.
All Spark juries are international and come from across the spectrum of design disciplines, media, educators and experts.
Entrants will submit a link to their published app in the Play Store, App Store etc. If the app is not free, make sure to provide a link to a trial offer, sample or sponsored application. to Spark. In addition you may provide a Youtube (only) video link to an explanatory visual (this could be a video or slideshow).
Entrants will need to upload three low-resolution (1 MB maximum size each) images of their work for Phase 1. The size may vary, but should be 8 inches (200mm) in height or more. The image may be portrait or landscape (although a square shape displays the best in the Spark Gallery). They must be JPG files and all files must be RGB (NOT CYMK). At least one of the images must be completely free of any text, call-out lines, boxes or blurbs, and ideally, float on a white background. Entrants will also supply a 25-word, short description (synopsis), and a longer description of up to 250 words. All entries and their descriptions must be in English.. If you have additional team members, put their names at the end of your longer description (OK if this puts word count slightly above 250).
Phase Two Finalists will pay a “hanging fee” to proceed in the competition. Phase Two judging will review all confirmed Finalists after the Late Deadline. There is a Winners Circle Fee and the option to purchase a trophy for winners. (Finalists may also purchase the trophy.)
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