Archive for the ‘Design News’ Category

  •   NEW YORK – February 1, 2018 The New 2018 Spark Design Awards Are Underway All Spark Award categories are now accepting entries. As Director Peter Kuchnicki stated, “This year we include 12 distinct categories, plus many sub-categories, so there’s sure to be a good fit for all types of design. Also, we’ve added two exciting new categories—Engineering Design and Civic Innovation & Design into the schedule. Other categories are getting a special focus too, with Digital Design, Package Design and Graphic & Print taking Spark honors. ...

  • Legacy and New Awards Announced Over the last three months Spark has been exploring several exciting new design awards, with our current and alumni jurors, advisory boards and the design community at large. We also took the opportunity to look at the array of our traditional awards, with the goal of staying relevant and focused on the needs and interests of all designers. Main takeaways—We will be dropping MAKR and Proto as individual awards and subsume them into Concept Design. We’ll be dropping Communication Design, splitting it into Graphic & Print Design ...

  • FALL WINNERS >HERE WINTER WINNER REPORT: Hi Sparks-- The Winter juries completed their selection on December 5th in the dramatic Zaha Hadid building hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Many thanks to Dean Professor Cees de Bont for his and the school's gracious hospitality. It was an ideal setting for what turned out to be a rousing debate of mixed electronic and raised-hand voting, sort of a very personal mix of the newest and oldest systems to select the best. It was an unforgettable day and Spark is honored to ...

  • Many of the Spark winners submitted YouTube videos of their work. They're pretty cool! Check them out: >HERE (And if you are a current or past winner with a YouTube video of your work, that you'd like to add (or an updated version), pop us an email with the YouTube link.)