Entry Types

Just Send Us Your Best Work

Spark has created a very open entry system, for every type of design.

Don’t worry too much about choosing the “best” one when registering. Everything is judged on its merits.

Designs are not necessarily judged within a category, but rather, in the context of our Criteria. They are listed here so a designer feels that their work is appropriate and welcome. We can have any number of winners—or none in any given area. All depends on the entry’s qualities and the design sensibility of jury. That’s why we work hard to find tough, fair and collegial judges.

Spark offers two groupings of design—our Core Categories, with general areas of design and our new Emerging Categories, which explore the rapidly changing definitions, methods and media of design.


Graphic & Print Design
Identity, logos
Print & publishing
Branding, advertising, marcom, collateral, outdoor & direct mail
Wayfinding, informational kiosks & terminals

Packaging Design
For all packaging types and media, 2 and 3-d

Concept Pro & Student Design (Spring & Fall Semesters)
All disciplines are welcomed. Now includes MAKR and PROTO Designs

Health, Medical & Universal Design
All medical & health-related devices, systems, infrastructure and facilities

Product Design (Spring & Fall Awards)
Leisure, sports, health & outdoor recreation
Industrial & consumer tools & equipment
General consumer goods & appliances
Kitchen & bath

Spaces Design (Architecture, Interior & Urban)
Public Architecture
Interior design & architecture, living spaces
Community planning & design

Transport Design
Vehicles: cars, trucks, motorcycles, e-bikes, bicycles, autonomous, interiors
Aviation: aircraft, aircraft interiors, accessories
Mass transit & transportation
Infrastructure & planning


Experience & Service Design
All disciplines may enter

Digital Design
Web and interactive
Apps, programs & software
Games, motion, broadcast, film & video
Virtual Reality

Civic Innovation & Design
Public & civil sector
Design for governments at all levels & countries
International organizations
Non-profit & philanthropic

Engineering Innovation & Design
All disciplines & media are welcome

WEAR Design
Materials, textiles, fabrics, tech clothing
Leisure, sports, health, well-being & outdoor recreation
Wearable Tech, smart watches
Security, Privacy
Fitness & Sports Tech
3D Printing & maker tools

More info’s:

What To Enter >HERE

Display Poster Info >HERE

Key Dates >HERE

Entry Fees >HERE

To Register, Go >HERE

To Contact Spark, Go >HERE