Graphic Design Entry Fees

2021—Spark’s 15th 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.

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 if the entry is qualified to become a Finalist, there is a second, Phase 2 fee. Only the qualified Finalists pay this. To be judged and/or an official winner, both of these fees must be paid in full. The Value-added Package for Entrants and Winners Circle Package are optional, added benefit programs at extra cost.

1. Phase 1 Graphic Design Entry Fee
Early: US$175 Standard: US$250 Late: US$375

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$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, American Express, Mastercard, JCB, Diners Club and Discover.  In special circumstances, Spark can also take 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 if selected, upon notification of Finalist status. 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 school or organization; the name of your design and your question.

Kit Hinrichs, Studio Hinrichs