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.)

Fall/Winter Student Design Awards—DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1!

The Call For Entries for this Award began 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).

Call For Entry: July 1, 2020

Earlybird Deadline: August 31, 2020 (Midnight, PST/California Time)
Standard Deadline: November 1, 2020 (Midnight, PST/California Time)
Late & Final Deadline: EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2020 (Midnight, PST/California Time)

Spring Student Design Awards
Now Completed. The next student competition began July 1. See Above.

Pro Design Deadlines Are Complete & The Competitions Are No Longer Open

These categories were open to working professional-level designers and their organizations (no students). Including:
Graphic Design

Health, Medical & Universal Design
Product & Industrial 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

Standard Deadline: October 10, 2020 (Midnight, PST/California Time)
Late Deadline: November 15, 2020
(Midnight, PST/California Time)