The Spark International 2012 Design Awards
If you are interested in any of these areas then you need to check it out .
Spark:Spaces accepts design entries in a large number of categories, including:
Architecture for working and living spaces, large public structures and arenas, building technology, security, interiors, universal access, temporary structures, exhibits, pavilions and exhibitions, urban planning, lighting, arches, bridges, viaducts and gateways, public spaces, parks, fountains and plazas, landscape and community planning.
This is what they say about creating this Design Award.
“Why create this competition?” Kuchnicki was asked. “Because we want to focus attention on efficient, innovative and sustainable designs and their designers. Entrants and winners will be widely seen because of Spark’s promotional activity. In this way, designers and architects gain valuable marketing exposure.”
This needs to be included in and entry.
All of the Spark Awards have two simple, yet modern criteria:
1. Does the design Spark? Innovate? Is it a new idea? Creation or refinement?
2. Does it improve the quality of life? Contribute to understanding, efficiency, progress? Does it sustain or conserve our Earth’s limited resources?
What designers gain from sparks:
An opportunity to take part in a great new wave of design, and to help form a community that supports and promotes a strong and modern design consciousness. Not American, not European, not Asian—but worldwide.
Why students should join Spark:
Exposure to the Spark competitions and community offers a valuable modern context for young designers, and helps them gain recognition for their efforts. Over time, young designers closely observe a steady river of the finest contemporary design, helping them understand—and ultimately take part in the international community of design, brand and innovation. Already, student entries make up a significant portion of Spark winners—and some of its best work.
Why professionals join Spark:
In similar fashion, professionals gain greater understanding of the progress being achieved in the world of Better Design. They can see the most modern work, and have their own work judged in context to it. Only a very few entrants will win a top Spark! Award, but all who take part gain a deeper understanding of inter-connected world. The key thing most designers agree on—that it’s very important to “get the work out there.” Spark provides the most modern context for that work.
Why companies join Spark:
To explore what “Design that Makes a Difference” can offer their marketing efforts. This can help their in-house designers keep in touch with the latest trends in design theory and application. Spark also helps companies that are making an effort in eco-conscious design to communicate that to the world. The Spark Judging Criteria are the first serious attempt to outline and measure the important considerations that designers must include to be relevant in this new era.
What a great way to get exposure for what you do best. Show case your work and make a difference in your life and others by standing out from the rest in this competition.
How would you shine?
Dan and Deanna “Marketing Unscrambled”