Sub-categories

Just Send Us Your Best Work

Spark has a very open entry system, for every possible type of design within the disciplines covered. Thus, we have listed a large number of categories. Sometimes, a design may fit more than one category or sub-category. Categories are listed here so a designer feels that their work is appropriate and welcome.

Yes—the choices can be overwhelming. But don’t worry about choosing the “best” one when registering. Everything is judged on its merits. Designs are not judged within a category, but rather, in the context of our Criteria. We can have any number of winners—or none, in any given area. All depends on the quality of the work, and the design sensibility of jury. That’s why we work hard to find tough, fair and collegial judges.

Any communication design may be submitted, including designs previously submitted to Spark competitions.

Visual Design
Print: publishing, media, books, art books, posters, brochures, documentation, advertising, direct mail, outdoor
Typography
Corporate and financial, annual reports, internal publications
Wayfinding, signage, informational kiosks and terminals
Environmental
Exhibits

Branding
Branding
Business strategy and organization
Brand communications
Identity, logos

Digital
Advertising
Applications
Games
Exhibition
Business Control Systems
Telecom
Education
Entertainment
Finance
Health & Fitness
Lifestyle
Media
Medical
Mobility
Film, Video & Photography
Shopping
Social
Sports
Tools
Travel