by Giselle Carr
This is a call for entries for the Spark 2010 Competition! We believe a better world awaits good design, and Spark is looking for those designs and their innovators. These are serous times. The SparkAwards is a new, multi-disciplinary design competition which encourages positive solutions to design problems large and small. Designers, art directors, architects, design firms, manufacturers, institutions, ad agencies and students are invited to enter, interact, and spark!
What is Spark?
Spark is first and foremost a community of designers and creative people, bound together by the idea that Design can make significant, positive changes in the world and help make it better. The way we promote this good design is through the annual organization of international design competitions, exhibitions, blogs and workshops. Spark is unique in the world of design competitions because it is multi-disciplinary, reflecting the modern fact that most designers work on teams in this fashion. Spark is also “One For All,” in that we seek out the best designs from all levels of society, from amateurs to the most experienced. Spark sees technology as a great enabling tool that is helping all of society to be more creative, productive and innovative. Spark is “aspirational,” believing that design is a process for improving our life and the planet we live on.
Why we need Spark?
No other group or competition pursues this broad and ambitious agenda. There are many fine, major competitions, but they tend to be narrowly focused on commercial promotion, regional representation or specific disciplines. Spark is aspirational, international and trans-discipline. Many in the Spark community consider this the most contemporary approach, one that agrees with their own modern experience and sensibility.