New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
With Spark:Communication design entries arriving right up to the final deadline and four competitions to manage, judging Spark was a “recipe for chaos,” said Spark founder, Peter Kuchnicki, “But somehow it all came together beautifully. Our team of volunteers, led by Spark Special Events Manager, Claire Woolf, juggled all the loose ends and made it happen. Our new judging tally system, using QR codes and tablets or smartphones, was a real breakthrough. Many thanks to UI designer Jessie Canon!”
The Spark Design Awards are a series of competitions that encourage and honor designs that make the world a better place. First held in 2007, the awards are focused into four competitions per year. Spark:Communication is for Graphic, Package, Brand, UX and Interface, Apps, Motion and Environmental/signage design.
“In 2012, we had submissions ranging from elegant event announcements to punchy packaging,” said Clark Kellogg, Spark Adviser. “Our top vote getter was ‘Discovery Sciencethe Human Element’ by Director Sawoozer Wang of Taipei’s +AKITIPE STUDIOS, It’s a video promotion for the Discovery Science cable TV channel. Inspired by Plato’s four classical elements, it celebrates scientific discovery with a treatment that mashes up mythology, philosophy and technology.”
The Spark:Communication jurors chose 24 professional winners, including 4 top Spark! Awards, 6 Golds, 5 Silvers and 9 Bronzes. In addition, there was a Silver and a Bronze in the non-profit category and 1 student Spark!, 2 Golds, 3 Silvers and 1 bronze. Seven countries were represented, with US and South Korea submitting the most designs.
All the design entries can be viewed at the Spark Website in the Gallery Section.
The highest award in Spark:Communication is called the Spark!. Winning designs were:
Discovery Science – The Human Element
Pirate Supply Store website
Heidelberg Engineering Exhibit
Alonzo King Lines Ballet
And the Student Spark! was the We Are Youth Campaign
SPARK WINNERS PANTHEON
Spark! Discovery Science – The Human Element