Entry Fees

The Spark Design Awards have three pricing tiers, (Early, Standard and Late) which vary depending on the award category. Click on the categories below to see their current fee levels.
Student Design

Graphics
Product
Experience
Packaging
Concept Pro
Health
Spaces
Digital
Transport
Spark-E

Notes on Fees
The entry fees are established by the price list in effect at the time of registration. Entrant’s full payment, completed registration form, the design images, video and supporting documents must be received by the competition’s published closing date. This requirement is for all submissions. Entry fees may change without notice. However, entrants who have registered and paid their fee are guaranteed entry at their original fee.

If you feel that your design would be applicable in more than one category, Spark offers a 33% discount for each subsequent entry of the same design. For example, an electric car submission to Spark-E might also be great in Spark Transport. If you would like to take advantage of this discount, email Spark and we’ll provide you with a discount coupon code. (Note that this discount is only applicable to additional entries of the same design in a new category(s)– the primary submission is at full price.) (Not applicable to Student Design.)

For 2022, Spark has evolved to a single-fee system. In effect, this means there is a single, one-time fee per entry, to pay at the time of submission (not an initial fee and a later Finalist fee). This will greatly reduce the bother of repetitious, dual payments of the past. The over-all 2022 pricing remains the same as 2021.

This is a two-stage competition process. The first stage will entail an online entry submission of a fee, photo’s, video and descriptions of the design entry. These will be judged by the Spark jurors and a “shortlist” of Finalists chosen. Then for the second stage, the shortlisted Finalist entries will be judged by the live Spark Juries. This chooses the ultimate Spark Award Winners.

Note to educators and students: all student design must be entered in either the Spring or the Fall Student competitions. They include all design discipline categories, such as product design and graphics.

Additional fee items below are completely optional and not required for an entry. (For Pro entries only. No Students, sorry!) If you are interested in any of these packages, reach out to Spark on the contact page.

Optional Entry Packages (Click for details)

Printed Finalist & Winner Certificates – $80 plus shipping (approximately: international- $50; USA- $20)
Value-added Package – $1,250
Winner’s Circle Package – $1,500
(Winners only)

Basic Entry Fee Includes: Shortlist review (selects Finalists); live Jury review of Finalists (selects Winners; Website Entrant Gallery Page (for remainder of current competition year); Spark Celebration Passes (if scheduled, depending on pandemic). Finalists also receive a Finalist Certificate (PDF) and logo-badge upon request.

Time to Get it Out There!