Student Entry Fees

2019—Spark’s 13th Year

This is the entry fee page for all student design, for both Spring and Fall/Winter Semester competitions. 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.

This category has 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 a Finalist nominee, 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 Student Entry Fee
Early: US$105
Standard: US$140
Late: US$165

2. Phase 2 Finalist Fee
(Only if entry is Qualified): US$145

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$55 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).

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

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

Revolution Electricity Generating Door, by Fluxxlab