Deadlines

Spark has several sets of deadlines and juries. Please carefully note the dates concerning the design categories you wish to enter.

Spark is unusual in that there are different deadlines and categories throughout the year, instead of a single entry period/deadline. We do this to spread out the workload for our team and to have juries and events in both the US and Asia. We also make sure to match our student competitions to the spring semester and fall semester graduations.

We have three sets of entry deadlines as seen below. Early entrants benefit from lower pricing and longer exposure and promotion in the Spark Galleries. Highly recommended!

Note: All dates subject to change
Note: All Student work must be submitted in the Student Design Awards category

THE 2019 COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
WINNERS CAN BE SEEN HERE

Student Design Awards
The Call For Entry is active now for this Award. This international competition is open to any current University-level (or above) student, in any design category. All student design must be entered in either the Spring or the Fall Student competitions. Entries may be submitted from any time during the last 24 months of the student’s study (could be a piece from last year, for example).

Earlybird Deadline: March 25, 2020
Standard Deadline: May 20, 2020
Late Deadline: June 15, 2020

Pro Design Awards
The Call For Entry is active now for these categories. They are open to working professional-level designers and their organizations (no students).

Including:
Graphic Design
Health, Medical & Universal Design
Product Design
Spaces Design
Transport & Mobility Design
Concept Pro
Professional Designers In All Disciplines
Experience & Service Design
Professional Designers In All Disciplines
Digital Design
Packaging Design
Professional Designers In All Disciplines
CleanTech Design
Professional Designers In All Disciplines

Earlybird Deadline: May 31, 2020
Standard Deadline: September 30, 2020
Late Deadline: November 10, 2020

Fall/Winter Student Design Awards
The Call For Entries for this Award begins July 1. This international competition is open to any current University-level (or above) student, in any design category. All student design must be entered in either the Spring or the Fall Student competitions. Entries may be submitted from any time period of the student’s study (could be a piece from last year, for example).

Earlybird Deadline: August 31, 2020
Standard Deadline: November 1, 2020
Late Deadline: November 25, 2020