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 the Fall/Winter semester 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. All fees—primary entry fee and finalist fee, must be paid in full to be certified as an official Spark Finalist or Winner.

This award is judged along the same lines as other Spark disciplines—same Criteria, website and registration system.

Spark Student is entirely “virtual.” That is, it is entered and conducted online, over the Spark website. No designs are delivered to Spark. However, Spark will continue offering the opportunity to have a poster printed and delivered to the jury, at extra cost. (Send a note to if interested.)

If your work passes the Phase 1 review (and your Finalist fee is paid), it will be included in Phase 2 and the live judging.

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.