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Cause Design is for those with a mission to help the world. Could be a third-world stove, a poverty-alleviation scheme or a foot-powered pump for a rice paddy.

Every design, discipline and designer can help!

All disciplines (and multi-disciplinary teams) may enter Spark Cause; anything from Apps to Architects, Graphics to Products. An entry may fall into any of the Spark categories or their many sub-categories. (And separate entries may be made in two or more of the major categories.)

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 listed. Sometimes, a design may fit more than one category. Categories are listed 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 Cause design may be submitted, including designs previously submitted to Spark or other competitions.