Spark Student Design Awards Headquarters

Spark Student Design is one of a series of exciting awards created to encourage great design and designers. We invite you to join the Spark Community and enter your best designs. Only students at university-level and their teachers may apply, from accredited universities, polytechnics, design or advanced trade schools. Come on in, join the fun! The next entry period is timed for design students with a great design to show the world.

The  Spring and Fall/Winter Spark Student  Awards are the only home for student entries. All student work must be submitted in this category. Spark Student is for any discipline of design. This includes graphic design, product, user experience, motion, architecture, transport, interiors, medical and many others. This competition continues Spark’s mission, criteria and categories. All Spark events are international in scope and accept entries from all designers, everywhere.

Because this competition is only for student work, Spark Student events are timed to facilitate entries from the main school semesters. That means we have a set of deadlines for both Spring and Fall semesters. Finalists from both competitions are judged by a live jury and winners chosen. Important notes: work may be entered that was created anytime during the last 24 months. Student entries must be provable via student ID or copy of degree to win a Spark.

To begin your submissions, students must first register and select “Student” in the Entry Type dropdown list. This award is judged along the same lines as other Spark disciplines—same Criteria, website and registration system. Spark Student is entirely “virtual.” These competitions are entered and conducted online, over the Spark website. No physical designs are delivered to Spark.

If your work passes the Phase 1 review (and if your Phase 2 Finalist fee is paid), it will be included in Phase 2 and the live judging.  Both the Phase 1 Registration fee and Phase 2 Finalist fees must be fully paid to be considered by the jury and to be an Official Finalist and/or Winner.

Click here for Student Design examples and category sub-types

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.