Spark Design Awards Announce Exciting 2013 Schedule

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Plans Heat Up For Ambitious Schedule of Seven Spark Awards, Multiple Exhibitions and Celebrations of Design

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As Spark wraps up a year of significant growth, the planning team sees an acceleration of efforts in the coming months. "Working with Kit Hinrichs, Clark Kellogg, Brent Oppenheimer, Arnold Wasserman, Marc Gobe, Alf Nucifora and many others, we've put together plans to double overall participation in the Spark Awards during 2013," said Spark Founder and CEO Peter Kuchnicki. "We've added two completely new competitions to our line up, including Spark>App, and the AllSpark Platinum Awards. We are also fine-tuning the other five competitions started last year."

Among the most significant tweaks Kuchnicki mentioned concern the Spark>Communications design competition. "Our research has clearly demonstrated that designers in graphics, motion, interface and related areas feel that they are not well served by legacy services. The issues range from obtuse organization bureaucracies to high overheads and expensive entry fees. Spark is lean, forward-thinking and open. And starting in April, Spark>Communication fees will be chopped by two-thirds."

Spark management anticipates further growth in Asia and South America, particularly in Brazil. Spark>Spaces is focused on architecture, interiors and urban planning. "This competition has always had strong entries from Brazil," said Spark Senior Adviser, Clark Kellogg. "This year a special task force will focus on these designers and architects and plans are afoot to mount a major exhibition in Sao Paulo."

How to Participate

Interested parties can participate by joining the Spark community, contributing ideas and attending events like the Spark Winners Celebrations and exhibits. Designers can enjoy the further benefits of entering the competitions, gaining recognition and publicity for their skill and creativity. The entry system is simple and straightforward, with registration at the Spark website: http://www.sparkawards.com.

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Spark is proudly sponsored by Autodesk, Core77, ArchNewsNow, Archinect, Bustler, Pluo Consulting and RIOT Creative Imaging.

SPARK 2013 Competition Schedule
Spark>App—Call For Entry is active
Spark>Concept & Student—Call For Entry March 1
Spark>Communication—Call For Entry April 1
Spark>Product—Call For Entry April 1
Spark>Spaces—Call For Entry April 1
Spark>Mobility—Call For Entry April 1

The Spark Design Awards are an international design competition series with many categories. Spark's core mission is to help create a better world though design excellence. Spark entrants are an extraordinarily diverse group of talented people and companies, from university students, to the world’s leading electric car companies and forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies.

The Spark competitions are open to all designers, including students (in Spark>Concept). The Spark Community may be joined at no cost. The Spark competitions have a variety of entry fees, depending upon the event. Submissions are made at the Spark website. Juries, composed of design professionals and experts, meet online and in person to choose Finalists and Winners.

Learn more about this organization and all these competitions at the Spark website landing page at http://www.sparkawards.com.

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