General Fees

2019—Spark’s 13th Year

The General Fees are specifically for: Product Design; Experience & Service Design; Health, Medical & Universal Design; Digital Design, Spaces Design (Architecture, Interiors & Urban), Transport & Mobility and the new CleanTech Design Awards.

Fee Structure

Spark works hard to provide the best value of any of the major international design awards, as well as having the most modern competition criteria. We usually have lower fees than the other major design awards—in many comparisons Spark is less than half the cost of those competitions, when all their fees are added up. We urge all designers to research and inform themselves about these facts.

These awards have a multi-part entry fee system. There is the initial registration fee (we call it the Phase 1 fee); then, after administrative review and the entry is considered Qualified, there a second, Phase 2 fee. Only the Qualified entrants pay this. To be judged and/or an official winner, both of these fees must be paid in full.

The Winners Service fee has been eliminated.

1. Phase 1 General Entry Fee
Early: US$305
Standard: US$415
Late: US$495

2. Phase 2 Fee

3. Series or Campaign Fee
Multiple, related entries, like a family of kitchen appliances, may be submitted with a single registration. The series fee is an additional US$220 one-time surcharge, for any number of additional pieces.

Payment Method

Payments are made directly to our secure online registration page. We accept the following credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club and Discover.  In special circumstances, Spark can also accept payment via Paypal and bank wire with their standard service charges and by check (USA checks only).

All dates and fees subject to change. Fees are due upon initial registration and if selected, upon notification of Finalist status. Refunds are available, up to 6 weeks prior to final deadline.