Graphic Design Entry Fees

2022—Spark’s 16th Year!
These fees are for the Spark Graphic Design Awards only. All other disciplines will be found in the General Fees or Student sections.

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.

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.

The Value-added Package for Entrants and Winners Circle Package are optional, added benefit programs at extra cost. (For Pro entries only. No Students, sorry!)

1. General Entry Fee
Early: US$345
Standard: US$420
Late: US$545

2. Phase 2 Finalist Fee
Zero (0)

3. Series or Campaign Fee
Multiple, related entries, like a poster series, family of kitchen appliances or a cell phone and case, may be submitted with a single registration. The series fee is an additional $165 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, American Express, JCB, 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).

If you have credit card issues, or what seems to be an unusual charge, please contact us before disputing the charge with your card. It may be an easy to resolve problem. (You can always go to your card issuer if necessary.)

All dates and fees subject to change. Fees are due upon initial registration and submission (upload) of entry data and media. Refunds are available, up to 6 weeks prior to final deadline.

Questions? Send us a note at the contact page and—IMPORTANT—make sure to include: your name; your organization; the name of your design and your question.

Kit Hinrichs, Studio Hinrichs