There's a new competition in town that seeks to award design and its impact on community. The Spark Awards, entering its second year, is focused on designed change.
Change for the better: studied, researched, cognizant of criteria like sustainability, suitability, context, inventiveness, process, universality—and yes, beauty.
The Spark Design Awards 2008 Competition is looking for designers, art directors, architects, design firms, manufacturers, institutions, ad agencies, students and novices to enter. There is a category for everyone, even those of us in the web and technology industries. Some relevant categories include: Digital * Games
* Video: interstitials, PSA’s, station ID
* Digital video effects & animation
* Web and interactive Graphic * Identity, logos
* Print: publishing, advertising or direct mail
* Corporate and financial
* Packaging, point of sale
* Wayfinding, informational kiosks and terminals System * Education, software and data
* Design Engineering
If you or your company create great designs or have initiated a radical project designed to improve user experience and behaviors, don’t miss the opportunity to compete in this exciting event.
To accommodate the greatest possible range of designs and designers, the Spark Awards include a "two-phase" competition, similar to a sports playoff series. The deadline for Phase I is August 1. Phase I entrants chosen by the Jury will have the option to participate in Phase II, as a Spark "Challenger "candidate.
Entries are judged by expert and independent judges from design and related fields and are evaluated based on a designs sustainability, suitability to purpose, integration, durability, discovery and implementation, safety and ergonomics and personal connection, among others.
Do your designs have the right Spark? If so, enter today and learn more about the Spark Awards.