Entry Types

Spark welcomes all types and disciplines of Design. We have 11 major design categories. Within those you’ll find many sub-categories. If you are not sure which category your work belongs in, drop us a note via our contact page—we’re happy to help.

It’s helpful to the judging process for you to clearly identify the sub-category(s) for your entry. Please see the examples below. Point this out clearly at the beginning of your submission descriptions.

Pro Categories

Graphic Design Identity, logos, print & publishing, branding, advertising, marcom, collateral, outdoor & direct mail, wayfinding, informational kiosks & terminals, infographics
Health, Medical & Universal Design For all medical & health-related devices, systems, infrastructure and facilities
Product Design Leisure, sports, health & outdoor recreation, industrial & consumer tools & equipment, general consumer goods & appliances, electronics, kitchen & bath, engineering design, wearables, textiles, wall & floor coverings
Spaces Design
Buildings, public architecture, interior design & architecture, living spaces, community planning & design, structural engineering, public or private space, an office, restaurant, residence, retail, warehouse or manufacturing facility, interior or exterior
Transport & Mobility Design Vehicles: cars, trucks, motorcycles, e-bikes, bicycles, autonomous, interiors, Aviation: aircraft, aircraft interiors, accessories; marine, space, mass transit
Concept Pro For professional designers in all disciplines
Experience & Service Design
For Professional Designers In All Disciplines
Digital Design
UX, UI, IXO & HCII, web, interactive apps, programs & software, games, motion, broadcast, film & video, virtual reality
Packaging Design For professional designers in all disciplines

Student Categories

Spring Semester For student designers in all disciplines
Fall/Winter Semester For student designers in all disciplines